Barbadian singer/actress Rihanna is completely smitten by rumoured boyfriend Travis Scott. The 27-year-old FourFiveSeconds hitmaker reportedly loves the 23-year-old rapper more than her former boyfriend, Chris Brown.

"Rihanna has fallen hard for him," a source told The Sun. "But the ultimate test for Travis will be meeting the tough-talking matriarch of the family, her mum Monica Braithwaite, who is fiercely protective over her daughter."

Rihanna and Scott were romantically linked after the pair were spotted getting close at a New York Fashion Week after party on 10 September in New York City. In a clip released by celebrity gossip website TMZ, the two are seen dancing together and allegedly even kissed.

In 2009, Brown had assaulted the five-time Grammy winner. He hit her so forcefully that she had major bruising on her face, a split lip, and a bloody nose. It was previously reported that the We Found Love singer has vowed never to date rappers like Brown and Drake again.

Before Scott, Rihanna was romantically linked to Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton. Rumours that the B***h Better Have My Money hitmaker and Nicole Scherzinger's former boyfriend are dating started after the two were spotted on the same float during the Kadooment Day Parade in Barbados. Later the pair were said to have reunited at the 1Oak nightclub in New York on 11 August.

"It's completely different to her romance with Lewis, as she was never fully serious about him. Her friends think this is already her most committed relationship since Chris Brown," the insider added.