Global pop star Rihanna has expressed her desire to work with the hottest British act right now Sam Smith.

"He is so talented. It would be amazing to work with him. No matter how busy we are, when two artists want to work together they make it happen. He is such a beautiful songwriter, but more important than that, he is an absolutely beautiful person, and that comes across in his songs" the singer told The Sun.

Rihanna performed her latest single 'Bi*ch Better Have My Money' at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Las Vegas yesterday, March 29, 2015. The single was produced by Kanye West, alongside Roc Nation producer Deputy, Travis Scott and Wonda Gurl.

Rihanna is scheduled to release her eight studio album this year.