After Music Of The Sun, Rihanna was determined to give fans more of herself on the next project. When Good Girl Gone Bad dropped, Rihanna felt like it was the first step into truly become an artist. "The other stuff I did was easy breezy—a lot of [it] I felt was stuff that any artist could have done. This one only a certain artist can do. . . . I want to be the black Madonna," she said.
Rihanna has admitted that she wants to be the black Madonna.