Rihanna: I'm not rude but quiet
Rihanna's out-there stage persona is all a ruse - she reveals she's actually a "quiet" girl at heart.
The Russian Roulette star - who nabbed two Grammys last month - said her shy side was often mistaken for rudeness.
"I don't really open up to a lot of people, usually I go very quiet; if I don't know someone often I don't say very much, I observe and people think I am snooty because of that - people assume that I'm a b***h," she told US radio station WPGC.
"But I don't think that I am. I just don't feel I have to be that enthusiastic if I don't know who you are yet," she added.
Rihanna insisted she wouldn't let the Chris Brown incident - the US singer served community labour for assaulting his then girlfriend - shadow her life.
"If I could step away from the music industry? I'd never do that because I really love what I do and it would be a shame to give this away because I dreamt about it for so many years," she said.
Independent.ie Comments Facility
INM has taken the decision to remove the commenting facility on its online platform Independent.ie to minimise the legal risk to our business that arises from Ireland's draconian libel awards system.
We continue to look forward to receiving comments through direct email contact or via social media, some of which may still be featured on the website Independent.ie