Kanye West says he has found the next Rihanna

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Kanye West is reportedly working in the studio with “fresh” and “hip” singer Pia Mia Perez and he is hoping to transform her into a star.

The ‘Blood On The Leaves’ singer is reportedly working in the studio with “hip” 17-year-old singer Pia Mia Perez and he is hoping to transform her into a star like the ‘Diamonds’ hitmaker who has achieved global chart success.

A source told Radar Online: “Kanye is producing some tracks for her and he’s quite involved. He believes she could be the next Rihanna. [He] thinks she’s young, fresh and hip – totally his target audience.

“He’s been consulting her on a lot of his creative projects, including the Kanye x APC collection.”

Pia – who is best friends with Kylie Jenner – first stepped into the spotlight last year when a video of her singing Drake’s ‘Hold On We’re Going Home’ in front of the Canadian rapper and Kanye at a dinner party hosted by Kylie’s family, including Kanye’s fiancee Kim Kardashian, went viral on the internet.

It’s claimed Pia – who signed a deal with Interscope Records in February – is also becoming Kanye’s most trusted adviser, which is rumoured to have annoyed Kim.

The source added: “Kanye’s creative team was pretty shocked that he would use a teenager as his confidante.

“And Kim was actually kind of agitated by it, because he doesn’t usually want her input on design stuff. She was a little jealous.”

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