Rihanna: ‘I want to work with Sam Smith’

Singer says she can make collaboration with Grammy award winner happen

Rihanna has admitted that she wants to work with Sam Smith.

The singer, who performed her new single ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ for the first time live, last night (March 29), said the Grammy award winner is currently top of her collaboration list.

She told The Sun: “He is so talented. It would be amazing to work with him.

“No matter how busy we are, when two artists want to work together they make it happen. He is such a beautiful songwriter, but more important than that, he is an absolutely beautiful person, and that comes across in his songs.”

It was recently revealed that ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ was produced by Kanye West, alongside Roc Nation producer Deputy, Travis Scott and Wonda Gurl.

Rihanna is currently preparing to release her forthcoming eighth studio LP, which will likely feature ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’, as well as the Paul McCartney and Kanye West collaboration ‘FourFiveSeconds’. She has said that the “soulful” new album will sound “timeless”.

“I’ve made a lot of songs that are just really big songs…they just blow up,” she added: “Not that they weren’t real music, but I just wanted to focus on things that felt real, that felt soulful, that felt forever.

“I wanted songs that I could perform in 15 years. I wanted an album that I could perform in 15 years, not any songs that were burnt out. I find that when I get on stage now I don’t want to perform a lot of my songs because they don’t feel like me. So I want to make songs that are timeless.”