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Rihanna: A Lot of My Songs “Don’t Feel Like Me”

For Rihanna, the name of the game right now is pure authenticity.

Promoting DreamWorks’ “Home,” RiRi opened up to MTV News about wanting to release music she actually wants to perform in the far-off future.

“I find that when I get on stage now, I don’t want to perform a lot of my songs because they don’t feel like me,” she admitted. “So I want to make songs that are timeless.”

Rihanna, who’s off to a great start after collaborating with Kanye West and Paul McCartney on “FourFiveSeconds,” wants to get away from songs that “are just really, really big… [that] just blow up.

“I wanted to kind of just get back to – not that they weren’t real music – but I just wanted to focus on things that felt real, that felt soulful, that felt forever. I wanted songs that I could perform in 15 years. I want an album that I could perform in 15 years. Not any songs that could burn out.”

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Troy Frisby is a pop culture writer who is obsessed with anything even remotely related to TV (anything with a script), pop music (anything with a beat) and Rose McGowan (no exceptions).