Sporting a Marilyn Monroe image, Rihanna explains she plays different characters in her videos.
“That’s not me. That’s a part I play,” she says of her raunchy image. “You know, like it’s a piece of art, with all these toys and textures to play with.”
“See, people – especially white people – they want me to be a role model just because of the life I lead,” Rihanna complains. “The things I say in my songs, they expect it of me and [being a role model] became more of my job than I wanted it to be. But no, I just want to make music. That’s it.”
In the interview, the 23-year-old also talked about some of her offensive habits, such as her affinity for the word “c-nt.”
“That word is so offensive to everyone in the world except for Bajans. You know African-Americans use the n-word to their brothers? Well, that’s the way we use the c-word,” Rihanna explains. “When I first came here, I was saying it like it was nothing, like, ‘Hey, c-nt,’ until my make-up artist finally had to tell me to stop. I just never know.”