The 'Umbrella' hitmaker is set to release her new LP, 'Rated R' later this month and says she drew ideas from a diverse range of artists, including the dance legends, when penning the tracks.
She said: "The new album is inspired by a lot of different songs like hip hop, there's a lot of bass and there's a lot of rock, I listen to a lot of Prodigy and Chase and Status, we actually worked with them on a lot of the production and they helped develop the new sound."
The album features a range of guest stars, and the singer particularly enjoyed working with former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash.
She added: "We have collaborations on there, people like Slash, who is the ultimate Rock Star."
Rihanna marks the release of 'Rated R' with a special concert at a secret location in London tonight (16.11.09) that will be streamed live at www.nokia.com/rihanna.