Rihanna could be the definitive vocalist for The-Dream‘s songwriting. In an interview with V Magazine, the hit-making singer-songwriter touched on his body of work and his infatuation with beautiful women. After The-Dream was asked which artist he felt captured his music the best, he stated that the sexy singer really does his music justice.
“As far as my whole sound, my tone and melodicness, I’d probably have to say Rihanna,” The-Dream shared. “It’s … because our tones are so similar—from a sonic standpoint.”
Of course, Rihanna shot to superstardom on the heels of “Umbrella,” which was written by The-Dream. Since that smash, the duo have worked together frequently.
His personal life has made for tabloid headlines — in particular his split from former wife Christina Milian. And with music as consistently sexual as his has been, it’s safe to say that the fairer sex is never far from The-Dream’s mind or his art.
When asked about his vices, the hit-maker shared that his only vice is tequila, before adding, “I don’t have any other vices, though—I mean, I guess, women, but they’re not as much a vice as many people [would] think.”
“My idea of a woman is probably bigger than the idea that they’d have themselves,” he added. “You could never think you’re as pretty as I have you my mind. You have no idea what shoe to wear like I do. You have no idea what dress to put on … I do.”
With his new album IV Play in stores, The-Dream was asked if he thinks fame has affected him.
“No. I still go to Home Depot,” he admitted. “When I hear the word ‘fame,’ I look around for other people.”
“I was out last night with 2 Chainz—and maybe this is through a songwriter’s point of view—but there were fans trying to get at us and I was trying to help them get to 2 Chainz,” he said. “I let them on by, like, I know we’re all human beings and I treat people like people. I never think they’re here for me—I always think they’re vying for the attention of the star that’s there. I never think it’s me. It’s not that it shocks me that people want to take pictures with me, talk to me, or whatever. It’s more that I’m shocked I don’t think of things on that level for me, on that level of fame. I literally would avoid the whole ‘fame’ thing if I could.”