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Rihanna: 'Madonna is my biggest inspiration'

Rihanna has named Madonna as the pop icon who has inspired her the most.
The 'California King Bed' star praised the 52-year-old singer for being able to continually reinvent herself successfully after three decades in the industry.
When asked about her inspirations, Rihanna told We Love Pop: 'I think that Madonna was a great inspiration for me, especially on my earlier work.'
She added: '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.'

From Digital Spy


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Needless to say that every female singer out there from Britney to Gaga or as far as back as Kylie and Paula Abdul is influenced by Madonna one way or another. In turn, Madonna is influenced by other female singers before her in particular Debbie Harry. Look at Debbie's looks in her haydays as a front woman for Blondie, Madonna's look and style in her earlier days were very similar to Debbie's.

Byron Monte

uuuum...rihanna is under contract by vitacoca and madonna is one of their biggest investors. i would say madonna is my biggest inspiration :-)


Sit down Rihanna!


gaga has stated early on that madonna is a huge influence and inspiration for her. does she need to say it on a daily basis for the rest of her career? they were on SNL together. madonna has stated that she likes gaga, she even took lourdes to a gaga show, so can we PLEASE move on from this already?!?


Fitsy - I would say that Kylie has made it obvious throughout the years who she is inspired by. Besides as you say we already know so it doesn't really make that much difference, aye?


all we need is for GaGa and Kylie to be more public with their own admiration and love for Madonna and we will have the whole lot! Its not like we dont know they have looked upto and used Madonna over the years to further their own careers!

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