Rihanna shuts down those Beyoncé feud rumours and chats Drake in new interview

By Sarah Walker

Rihanna has never been one to mince words or shy away from bold sartorial statements, so it's no surprise that she's slaying her critics in her latest interview and photo shoot for Vogue. The 28-year-old covers the fashion magazine's April issue, in which she opens up about a slew of topics – including her rumoured feud with Beyoncé.

“Here’s the deal... They [Internet trolls] just get so excited to feast on something that’s negative. Something that’s competitive. Something that’s, you know, a rivalry. And that’s just not what I wake up to. Because I can only do me. And nobody else is going to be able to do that.”

Rihanna stuns on the cover of the fashion magazine. Photo: © Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot/Vogue

She also discusses her latest album, Anti, her first record since 2012, and admits she's gotten bored with the "pop formula" everyone seems to be following these days.

“I just gravitated toward the songs that were honest to where I’m at right now.”

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One of those tunes features Canadian rapper Drake, the singer's rumoured on again, off again boyfriend. The pair shot the music video for the single "Work" at the Toronto restaurant The Real Jerk.

#WORK video ft. @champagnepapi coming Monday http://smarturl.it/worksneakv

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She celebrates the 29-year-old singer by saying "everything he does is so amazing," but doesn't go so far as to say the pair are an item.

What Rihanna did admit is that she's too busy to spend time with someone at the moment. “It’s definitely going to be a challenge when I do decide to pursue a relationship... but I have hope!”

The Barbados-born talent also admitted to being too busy for exercise or relaxation, though she seems to be enjoying her hectic life.

The Barbados-born beauty glimmers in gold. Photo: © Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot/Vogue

In addition to dropping her new album, she recently debuted another collection for Puma at New York Fashion Week. She's also taken on the role of actress in the film Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets, based on a French comic series and co-starring her pal Cara Delevingne. It's set to be released in 2017.

"Women feel empowered when they can do the things that are supposed to be only for men, you know?" she says about her life. “It breaks boundaries, it’s liberating, and it’s empowering when you feel like, 'Well, I can do that, too.'”

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