Rihanna is interested in recording a duet with Cher Lloyd for The X Factor finalist’s debut album.
Reports suggest that RiRi will team up with Will.I.Am to add some star power to the 17-year-old’s album, due in August.
The What’s My Name star’s admiration for Cher came after she saw her perform on The X Factor, an insider told the Daily Star. “Rihanna is a big fan of Cher. She told Will.I.Am how much she loved her after her X Factor appearance and the two of them spoke about how successful she could be in the States. Will has since talked to Rihanna about the three of them working on a track for Cher’s album.”
In other Rihanna news, she has apparently been asked to scale back her performance at The BRIT Awards 2011, where she is nominated for International Female Solo Artist.
Organisers are said to be worried about the amount of fireworks she plans to use, which would mean they are lumped with an enormous insurance premium due to the added safety risk.
She’s not the only one – Plan B has similarly been instructed to tone down his performance.
The awards ceremony takes place on 15 February at London’s O2 Arena.