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13 November 2012, 16:20
The 'We Found Love' singer says she avoids being corny or sentimental in her songs.
Rihanna says her aim in music is to create songs that are "real" and "authentic", and says she is not attracted to music that is corny or "supersentimental".
The 'Where Have You Been' singer is preparing to return with her brand new studio album 'Unapologetic' next week, and has opened up about her process of recording new music and what attracts her to a particularly sound or lyric.
"I want to make music that's hopeful, uplifting," Rihanna revealed to GQ US this week. "Nothing corny or supersentimental.
"I just want it to have the feeling that brings you out of whatever you're going through," the 'Diamonds' singer explained. "I want it to spark that fire. I want it to be real, authentic and raw."
Rihanna's seventh studio album 'Unapologetic' features her recent Big Top 40 hit 'Diamonds' as well as collaborations with the likes of Eminem, David Guetta and her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.
Rihanna performs live at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last week in New York City, as seen below (Credit: Getty):
This week saw the 'We Found Love' singer announce the seven countries she will visit over the next week as part of her '777' minitour to promote the new record, which include the UK, US, France, Germany and Mexico.
Rihanna's new album 'Unapologetic' is officially released on Monday 19th November.