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Leona Lewis: 'We Found Love' Was Originally Mine, Not Rihanna's

Leona Lewis: 'We Found Love' Was Originally Mine, Not Rihanna's

Leona Lewis rocks a high ponytail as she meets fans and signs copies of her album Glassheart at HMV on Monday (October 15) in London, England.

The 27-year-old entertainer recently made claims that she actually recorded Rihanna‘s hit “We Found Love” before the Barbados born singer.

“I worked with Calvin [Harris] and we recorded ‘We Found Love.’ But he went touring with Rihanna and she ended up releasing it,” Leona told the Daily Star. “I didn’t commit to it because I wanted “Trouble” to be my first single so I think that was another reason they went with Rihanna. It was the same version and production but mine’s better.”

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  • Birdie

    very humble…

  • laly

    Who cares?

  • Dawn

    She’s been saying some off the wall stuff lately. I hope she’s not about to have a breakdown!

  • ha ha


  • STUPIDhoe

    it’d have flopped if she released it !!!

  • Moon

    Really!! Quit your whining!! You sound like your desperate!!!

  • notyourfriend

    this is the same 27 year old dating 19 year old liam payne….she flops all the way…

  • Krissy

    Jealous much?

  • KMac

    Someone’s jealous that nobody even knew she had an album out..and here Rihanna is getting awards and nominations on the song

  • Azahara

    Vocally hers may be better, but I bet Rihanna’s version has more soul. We know that charisma is very important in an artist. Look at Madonna.

  • @

    no one likes you betch

  • yuri


  • poor you

    so this is why she got punched the first time

  • Elle

    what is the point of saying comments like this, especially saying that yours was better. if yours was better, than why did they release Rihannas? This just makes her look desperate for attention. let it go

  • wakingup

    “but mine’s better.” Geez, she’s pathetic. And like anyone cares after Rihanna’s version became her biggest hit since Umbrella. Also, let’s get real: would Leona Lewis’ version have even received any attention? She’s been acting so weird lately, probably gonna have a breakdown or something.

  • Ty

    Mean MEAN comments. You can all
    K mah

  • Guy

    I LOVE Leona and had an instant crush on her the minute I saw her. She is too talented to be petty! I mean, she is a great singer but just because you have a good vocal doesn’t make the song. I don’t think the song would have been right for her but that’s just me. Pleas Leona don’t stoop down to the diva level! Way too talented for all of that…

  • Elle

    Also, Rihannas video for that song was amazing and I doubt Leona could do anything close to that

  • remi

    who is this?

  • sookie

    LOL who??

  • Effy

    Leona’s voice is far better than Rihanna’s, but honestly I don’t think it would have been as big a hit if she’d released it. While Rihanna may pale in comparison in terms of musical talent, I’d venture to say she’s the better entertainer.

  • kjbk

    i love Leona! No doubt she has more talent. Rihanna is the definition that “sex sells” all she does is promote drugs & sex. We’ll see how long her career will last. Not long I bet.

  • Mel

    7 years and going strong <3

  • KissThis

    I’m sure Leona’s version IS better than Rihanna’s. Leona can actually sing. But, Leona should have probably left out the part where she thinks her’s is better. Makes her sound like a b!tch.

  • sdf

    This is a serious question, did she get her nose done? it looks different!

  • nikky

    oh gosh and you are telling this to the world now why?

  • somali girl

    Looks a Michael Jackson or lil Kim nose job

  • Lona

    Many hits were offered to other singers than those who released them, if it says anything it says that you were not smart enough to keep the song. Why are you saying this now?! You have a new album, focus on it and let’s see you make a huge success like Rihanna’s.

  • Clarissa

    Who cares…so release your version then and let me be the judge of whose is better :)

    Besides. Leona’s biggest problem is that she’s so boring. She needs to loosen up and do something exciting. I mean…she should be more like the girl we saw on x factor. Be more real. She’s too distanced

  • Jasmine

    Of course hers would have been better. Leona can actually SING!

  • Cho

    Lets be real as some one who has worked in the music industry Leona needs to be real and say that her song was just the demo version…producers do it all the time especially when working with different artist. They let you record so they can feel out who did the song better. If your version was so much better why didn’t Calvin Harris release it. She sounds bitter and industry people don’t like stuff like that especially producers. There going to feel like they can never have her record a demo song because she will make comments like this when they choose an artist and the song blows up.

  • Marika

    Oh wow I thought you wouldn’t be so mean…oh yeaaaah you’re all Americans here.
    Now it makes sense.

  • Dave

    Leona has the better voice but she is boring.

  • Paul

    Blah blah blah, she wants 15 mins of fame now that she is promoting her new CD, why do they have to make those stupid comments?… if she let the song go, was her dumb decision… WFL made it to #1, Trouble? I don’t even know if she has released it yet… although I liked “Collide”… so bad it wasn’t a hit.

  • MeSayingTruth.


  • ryanp

    Leona is much more gay-friendly than Rihanna. In fact, Rihanna has links to anti-gay groups.

  • V

    she is beautiful

  • Renae

    Leona could have very well been a demo for the song but I think Calvin went were the money was. He knew the song would get more attention and greater radio airplay (and digital downloads) if Rihanna released it versus Leona. It’s about exposure and money.

    It is very interesting Leona’s saying this now, I wonder what her angle is?

  • Nataliya (Natasha) Stasyi

    OMG, I don’t see Leona making this song better!! WTF she’s talking?! This’s just so MEAN and JEALOUS!!! How just she could’ve even say that??! I don’t understand!!!

  • PJO

    Has anyone ever seen Leona talking on TV? Obviously she said this jokingly and it has been taken out of context. Leona is not the kind of person that’s ‘bitter and twisted’ or thinks that she’s better than anyone else. You only need to see her in an interview to realise this and see how humble and down-to-earth she is. Do you people really believe EVERYTHING you read??? Come on, think about it, it would clearly have been said jokingly. I bet Rhianna knows it was said jokingly and that the press try to make it into something that it was not. That’s what the press like to do and we all know that. Leona has spoken highly of Rhianna and even covered her song Man Down as a tribute.

  • Kacey

    If she wrote her own damn songs, she wouldn’t have this problem