"My first song that I remember falling love with was a Whitney Houston song: 'I Will Always Love You'," she told the Associated Press. "It was really inspiring and it made me develop a passion for music, so really, she's partly responsible for me being here in this industry."
Rumors of a biopic based on Houston's life circulated after her tragic death in February, often with Rihanna's name attached. Although it was only talk, the "What's My Name?" singer said she would like to take on the role.
"That would be something that I would have to give my entire life to do, because I would really want to pull it off," said Rihanna. "That's a huge, huge role and whoever does it has to do a good job."