Charli XCX: ‘Rihanna could well be performing my songs soon’

Whodda thought it?!

Yes, English singer and songwriter-of-the-moment Charli XCX has revealed that she has been penning material for none-other than Rihanna. 

Speaking to The Mirror, Charli XCX revealed: "I'm a really big Rihanna fan and I think she's such an incredible artist.

"She's my favourite pop girl. She's the real deal. I've actually been to a couple of writing sessions for Rihanna's new record."

"It was really fun to put together a couple of tracks."

The 23-year-old then went on to reveal that she gets inspiration from… heiress Paris Hilton.

"I've never met Paris before, but we were both at the amFAR Gala during the Cannes Film Festival this year.

"I was performing and I saw her singing along to my song and I freaked out."

"I'm such a fan and one of my favourite songs ever is Stars Are Blind – it's pop genius."

Charli XCX rose to fame during 2013 and 2014 when she featured on major hits which included Icona Pop's I Love It and Iggy Azalea's Fancy.

Her 2014 single Boom Clap from the soundtrack album of The Fault in Our Stars became a top ten hit all around the world.