It's all starting to make perfect sense. What seemed like an anomaly just days earlier -- Rihanna dropping the first single from the Star Trek Beyond soundtrack -- now has a logical explanation: she's a lifelong Trekker.
"Star Trek has been a part of my life since I was a little girl," Rih says in a new promotional trailer for the Justin Lin-directed film due out on July 22. "My dad really is the one who introduced me to Star Trek, it just took me one episode to fall in love with this other world I couldn't understand but I felt I could relate to." In the three-minute trailer, the singer describes feeling emotionally connected to Kirk, Spock and the rest of the USS Enterprise gang.