In a radio interview with Paris’ Skyrock FM, rapper Eminem explained why he chose to include pop stars Pink and Rihanna on his upcoming album Recovery.

The Detroit rapper revealed that both singers seemed suitable for the songs they’re featured on.

“When I did the song that I did with Pink I laid my parts first and kind of heard her on the record,” said Eminem in his interview with Skyrock FM, reports “I felt like she would smash this record, so I gave her a call and she was with it, so we did it. The other that I did with Rihanna is one of those tracks that I felt only she could pull it off.”

Eminem also explained that with “Both of the records, I guess you just got to hear them to know what they are.”

In his interview with Skyrock FM, Eminem also spoke on fellow rapper Lil Wayne. At one point in the interview Eminem even referred to Lil Wayne as “the greatest in the game right now.”

Recovery is expected to be released on June 22.