"I wanted songs that I could perform in fifteen years," she continued, "not any songs that were burnt out".
So how on earth have we ended up with this? Bitch Better Have My Money is a ropey old diss track, with all the keyboards on default settings and some of the most inane lyrics of Rihanna's career. And that's say something for the woman who brought Cockiness (I Love It).
The song's only saving grace is that it takes it's title from a depressingly misogynistic 1992 rap song ("pussy ain't nothing but a game to me") and turns it into an anthem of female empowerment. Or Rihanna empowerment, to be more precise.
Produced by Deputy and Kanye West - who could also do better - you can stream it below.
Bitches who have money can buy Bitch Better Have My Money by visiting iTunes now.