Rihanna - Rihanna Gets To Know Songwriters Before Collaborations
Pop superstar Rihanna insists on spending time with songwriters before they pen tracks for her to make sure they know enough about the singer.
The Umbrella hitmaker has co-written several of her own songs, but also records tunes penned especially for her - but Rihanna has a certain criteria for who she will work with.
She tells Britain's Elle magazine, "I spend a lot of time with them so they know my story by the time they write, and it's always the truth.
"At times I won't be rebellious or edgy, sometimes it'll be vulnerable and really innocent but you don't know what bad things that girl might do to get to the vulnerable state!"