Rihanna has gone on record to say that Madonna is the pop star who inspired her the most. RiRi told We Love Pop (via DigitalSpy) that Madge’s evolution, in terms of her style and her music, impacted her.
“If I had to examine her evolution through time, I think she reinvented her clothing style and music with success every single time,” Rihanna spilled. “And at the same time remained a real force in entertainment in the whole world.”
As for her own style evolution, Rihanna, 23, said that likes to evolve and grow, and refuses to stick to one style for too long so that she never gets stale. She admitted that she is over her ‘Rated R’ period, saying that “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.”