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22 November 2012, 10:20
The UK singer-songwriter says he was "starstruck" after getting to meet the Bajan star on a trip.
Conor Maynard says he was "the most starstruck" he has ever been after Rihanna complimented his music during a chance encounter on a plane flight.
The 'Can't Say No' signer says he could barely speak when the 'Where Have You Been' singer approached him on board a plane and congratulated him on his recent chart success.
"I was on a plane back from LA to London and I was just sitting in my seat and then all of a sudden there was a tap on the chair," Conor revealed to Getty this week. "I turned around and it was Rihanna.
"I just stared at her," the 20 year-old singer explained. "She said, 'Hi. Congratulations on everything!' and then she wandered off.
"I tried to say something but I just kind of went, 'Er… um… er', and that's all that came out," Conor added. "It really wasn't that great as a reply. That's the most starstruck I have ever been."
This week the 'Vegas Girl' singer has been teasing fans on Twitter that his next single could be an album track called 'Animal', after posting several shots of him on the set of a presumed new music video.
Rihanna performed in Mexico last week as part of her '777' world tour, as seen below (Credit: PA):
'We Found Love' singer Rihanna is currently out in New York after wrapping her '777' world tour there on Tuesday night (20th November), while she has announced a brand new London date for her 'Diamonds' 2013 UK tour next year.
Conor Maynard is set to perform on the second day of the Capital FM Jingle Bell 2012, which takes place on 8th and 9th December next month.