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"I wanted to get out of my innocent, generic shell that everyone is used to molding me into," she says in the new picture-packed Giant magazine. "I was like, 'To hell with that!' "
In the interview, Rihanna also revealed that won't be following in the footsteps of other bad girl starlets reports NYDN. Her childhood was spent watching her father battle a crack addiction to keep her on the straight and narrow.
"I just knew that my mom and dad would always argue when there was a foil paper with an ashtray," she says. "He would just go into the bathroom all the time. I didn't know what it was. ... [But] he knew that to get closer to [his kids], he had to cut that out. And he did."
Meanwhile, the CoverGirl spokesperson takes over the top of the charts this week as her current single “Umbrella��? (featuring Jay-Z), with over 80 million audience, scores a perfect trifecta at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Pop 100, and Hot Digital Songs charts reports singersroom.com
Last week, the song made chart history in the U.K. as Rihanna’s first #1 there. The video for “Umbrella,��? directed by Chris Applebaum, stays at #1 on iTunes and the AOL Music Top 40 Videos chart.