Rhiannaâ€™s number one smash hit song, â€˜Umbrella,â€™ was originally written for Britney Spears, according to reports.
The revelation has emerged after the songâ€™s creator, American music producer Tricky Stewart, told another one of his artists that Britney Spears never got back to him about the track, reports WENN.
Singer and songwriter Taio Cruz revealed: "I was working with Tricky in his studio the day he finished Umbrella. As soon as I heard it I said, 'That is a smash, I have to have it,' but he told me it was on hold for Britney.â€
Cruz added: "He waited but Britney's people never called him back."
Umbrella went on to become a cult smash for Rhianna earlier this summer, becoming the longest running UK number one of the decade - eventually holding the top spot for ten weeks.