Rihanna & Childish Gambino's Film Given A Release Date, But There's A Catch

By Lauren Crawford

April 9, 2019

Guava Island will be released this weekend!

After months of speculation and fanfare, the Rihanna and Childish Gambino starring film is set to be released and streamed live from the first weekend of Coachella Music Festival on April 13. "YouTube’s Weekend 1 live stream, presented by T-Mobile in the US, and Garnier and Coca-Cola in Canada, will give music fans around the world the best seats in the desert for groundbreaking performances from their favorite artists when they tune into Coachella’s YouTube Channel on any screen (desktop, mobile and living room) and within the YouTube Music app," reads the film's press release. "In addition, fans will get treated to a one-time premiere of the new Childish Gambino film, Guava Island, featuring Rihanna."

Now, it's that last line that has fans raising an eyebrow. See how it says "one-time" premiere? Well, some have speculated that the film will only be shown at Coachella — never to be seen again — and made unavailable after the livestream is over.

Despite the rumors, fans still seem pretty excited at the possible once in a lifetime viewing. Many have taken to social media to share ads for the film, that feature the Saturday release date.

Fans have been waiting to see Guava Island since news of the project hit the web last year. Rih and Childish Gambino have both teased the film which was filmed in Havana, Cuba in Summer 2018. Months later, a trailer for the film hit the web. Check it out above!

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