Rihanna wants it known once and for all she isn't trying to be anyone's role model.
The "Umbrella" singer tells Vogue UK she sometimes feels pressured to be someone she's not.
"People – especially white people – they want me to be a role model just because of the life I lead," she said. "The things I say in my songs, they expect it of me and it became more of my job than I wanted it to be. But no, I just want to make music. That’s it. That’s not me. That’s a part I play. You know, like it’s a piece of art, with all these toys and textures to play with."
The singer also defended her frequent use of the word c*nt. Compararing it to African American's use of the word "n*gga."
"That word is so offensive to everyone in the world except for Bajans." she revealed. "You know African-Americans use the n-word to their brothers? Well, that’s the way we use the c-word. When I first came here, I was saying it like it was nothing, like, “Hey, cunt”, until my make-up artist finally had to tell me to stop. I just never knew."
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