Rihanna Talks Reinventing Her Image, Credits Madonna For Inspiration

Rihanna is one of the few artists that entered the music business and released five albums in five years. Now the 23-year-old is crediting Madonna for being one of her inspirations, insisting the 52-year-old hitmaker continually reinvent herself successfully after three decades in the industry.

“I think that Madonna was a great inspiration for me, especially on my earlier work,” Rihanna told We Love Pop. “If I had to examine her evolution through time, I think she reinvented her clothing style and music with success every single time. And at the same time remained a real force in entertainment in the whole world.”

The “What’s My Name?” hitmaker also spoke about her own personal image, insisting she took “creative control.”

“I’m over my Rated R period, even though it was very successful for me. It was tough because I was forced to maintain a certain image for so long and now I just want to get out of that,” she says. “I want to have more fun with my music, my image and be more experimental. So, with Loud, I got a bit more rebellious and did whatever I wanted to do. I reinvented my image and took creative control.”

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