It’s no secret that pop superstar Rihanna is besties with Katy Perry (RiRi even threw Katy a Vegas bachelorette bash for her ill-fated marriage to Russell brand back in September 2010), but the big question remains when will these gorgeous pals collaborate in the studio? “We have been working on this for years. We still are trying to make a song together, Katy Perry and I,”  Rihanna recently told Access Hollywood correspondent Jill Martin on the set of a photo shoot for Vita Coco’s new flavor, Tropical Fruit by Rihanna. “She is one of my favorite musicians, as well as one of my favorite people in the industry.” RiRi added that Katy’s uncalculated and very sure of herself which are very rare traits in the music biz.

She assures fans that while a RiRi/Katy hit is definitely in the works, they’ll  have to be patient. “I won’t say that it’s happening right now, but it’s going to happen.” As for her own music, the 24-year-old Battleship star is taking her time to develop the style for her next album, while dabbling in fashion. “Actually, I have not started working on new music. I’ve started working on the new sound, but I haven’t started really recording yet,” she said, when asked when she’ll return to the studio to record new music. “This year, we’ve kind of left a little room to play in other playing fields, like movies, acting [and] fashion. I’m getting into fashion a lot more, really spearheading it as a designer.” We can’t wait to see how the fashion endeavor plays out! In the meantime, RiRi continues to make big, bold style statements in thigh-high boots, denim cut-offs, a new longer blond ‘do and retro-classic Ray Ban wayfarer shades.  –rpuccia

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