Rihanna believes Britain's late Princess Diana was a "fashion gangsta".

The 'Diamonds' hitmaker is known for her funky style and revealing clothing, but she has branded the princess - who was killed in a horrific car crash in Paris in 1997 - her inspiration when it comes to pulling off a unique dress sense.

Speaking to America's Glamour magazine, she said: "You know who is the best whoever did it? Princess Diana. She was like - she killed it. Every look was right. She was gangsta with her clothes. She had these crazy hats. She got oversize jackets. I loved everything she wore!"

Meanwhile, Scotland Yard have recently opened a new probe into the deaths of the Princess of Wales and her lover Dodi Fayed following claims from an SAS soldier - identified only as 'Soldier N' who said the military were involved in their deaths by shining a white light into the eyes of her driver, which caused him to lose control of the vehicle.

However, the former sniper mysteriously vanished before the authorities had time to question him, but it is thought he may have fled to Thailand.