Rihanna denies a “rivalry” with Beyonce in her new Vogue cover story.

Rumors of a competition between the two most recently heated up in February, when Beyoncé did a surprise release of her new song “Formation” just days after Rihanna finally dropped her Anti album. But in Rihanna’s mind, there’s no connection between the two events.

“Here’s the deal: They just get so excited to feast on something that’s negative. Something that’s competitive. Something that’s, you know, a rivalry,”

she says of being pitted against Beyoncé.

Rihanna continues,

“And that’s just not what I wake up to. Because I can only do me. And nobody else is going to be able to do that.”