Rihanna is not the type of singer to be afraid of giving credit to another artist when credit is due.
Rihanna said: “Lady Gaga has a very bold, fearless image and, I have to say, I have so much respect for original artists who aren't afraid to do what they do. That's what I respect the most. She's awesome."
2009 was an eventful year for Rihanna. Just as her year was beginning she was assaulted by her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown which sent her into hiding for the rest of the year. She emerged back onto the scene in November with a new fearless attitude and a new album.
When talking about the assault Rihanna says that it just proves that she is human at the end of the day and she does have normal problems just like everyone else.
She said: "Before, young girls thought my life was perfect. Now they realise it's not. Nobody's perfect. I'm living the same human life that they are, just with a more public career.
"The assault came at the end of an incredible year for me, career-wise. Now I kind of look back on it as the beginning of a new era, almost like it was a wake-up call for me. It was a massive turning point for me in my life."
Rihanna has had one hell of a comeback. 2010 should be an amazing year for her.