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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