Rihanna. Picture: Instagram
Rihanna loves being able to "compete" with men in business as the entrepreneurship industry is considered to be such a "man's world".

The "Work hitmaker - who has her own fashion brand Savage X Fenty - says the entrepreneurship industry is considered to be such a "man's world" that she loves the "challenge" of going head to head with them.

Speaking during a Q&A session at the Global Conference on Women and Entrepreneurship, she said: "Overcoming stereotypes as a woman in the entrepreneurship industry, it's an industry that's usually looked at as a man's industry. It's a man's world, so you have to work twice as hard to prove yourself and to get half as much but it doesn't stop my fight. I love competing with men. I love that challenge, I enjoy it and I thrive on it. A lot of times people see it as a man's world ... But our strength as women, we have the power to overcome anything."

Meanwhile, Rihanna previously revealed she wanted to "gain respect" as a designer before releasing her own Fenty luxury fashion line.

She said: "I've been slowly evolving throughout the fashion world. First wearing it, buying it, being recognised for my style and then collaborating with brands. I never just wanted to put my name on something and sell my license.

"I'm very hands-on, so I wanted to take it slowly and gain respect as a designer. I already had a relationship with them after the Versailles campaign and the make-up line, so they extended the offer to me and it was a no-brainer because LVMH is a machine. Bernard Arnault was so enthusiastic; he trusted me and my vision."