June 22, 2010 03:36:59 GMT
Admitting that Drake's music is on her playlist, Rihanna doesn't rule out possibility to hook up with him for a future project.
Rihanna has no hard feeling toward Drake although the Canadian rapper has accused her of hurting his feeling with their brief fling. Praising the "Best I Ever Had" hitmaker as a talented musician, the Barbadian singer said she likes the idea of collaborating with him.
"Right now I'm listening to Drake, Jay-Z, Kings of Leon, Ke$ha," she told Ben Lyons from E! News during a recent trip to Israel. When asked about a possible duet with Drake, she answered, "I hope so 'cause he's really, really talented, and I think he's one of the illest lyricists out there right now, so I would love to work with him."
Rihanna indeed is currently working on the follow-up to her 2009 album "Rated R". The bar was set as high as Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and more than 50 producers were hired to help finish the record. One of those involved in this project is David Guetta and the DJ revealed that with his ability behind the turntable, he will make music that make people dance.
Another musician lending a helping hand is Sean Garrett. In an interview with MTV, Sean explained how the new album will be different from Rihanna's dark theme in "Rated R". He stated, "I can definitely say the records that we've been working on are very positive and very explosive."
Drake himself has just dropped his debut album "Thank Me Later" in the United States on June 15. He is predicted to debut high on Billboard Hot 200 with around 400,000 copies.