Rihanna: I listened to a lot of reggae music, which has influenced my music highly. I love R&B artists, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Destiny's Child, hip-hop music, Kanye West, that has all influenced my music.
Rihanna: I like to be creative.
Rihanna: Nike's a big brand, I love Nike, and for them to have me endorse their brand, that's a big deal for me.
Rihanna: There are other movies I really want to get into, like I wanna get into action, kinda adventure, I think that that's so incredible, drama, that'd be fun.
Rihanna: All my friends are guys. For some reason, I don't get along really well with girls. I have three girlfriends and a million guy friends.
Rihanna: When you have an embarrassing moment, laugh it off. Get right back up and act like nothing happen. Make sure your crush doesn't see that it bothers you.
Rihanna: I want to give people a taste of the Caribbean, and show them the fun side of me.
Rihanna: On a lot of records, men talk about cheating as though it's all a game. For me, Unfaithful is not just about stepping out on your man, but the pain that it causes both parties.
Rihanna: I am a child but I have to think and act like a woman, this business forces you to.
Rihanna: On her first single SOS from her second album.I got excited when I first heard this track and three days later, it was recorded.
On Chris' past abuse: "He doesn't have the luxury of f***ing up again. That's just not an option. I can't say that nothing else will ever go wrong. But I'm pretty solid in the knowing that he's disgusted by that. And I wouldn't have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility."
On reactions resulting from her reunion with Brown: “When you add up the pieces from the outside, it’s not the cutest puzzle in the world. You see us walking somewhere, driving somewhere, in the studio, in the club, and you think you know. But it’s different now. We don’t have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about s***. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don’t want to lose that.”
On expecting criticism after getting back together with Chris: “But I decided it was more important for me to be happy, and I wasn’t going to let anybody’s opinion get in the way of that. Even if it’s a mistake, it’s my mistake. After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I’d rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it.”
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