The pop star is known for being outspoken and for posting controversial pictures and thoughts on Twitter.
The Barbadian singer says people have always told her off for speaking her mind, declaring that her mouth has been her best weapon to defend herself in life.
‘We don’t start the trouble, but that’s how we’re defending ourselves – by saying some slick sh*t. That’s how I’ve always been,” Rihanna confessed to the latest edition of Complex magazine. “I was so rude when I was a little girl. I got my ass beat by my mother for that. Most of the time it was because of my mouth.’
The workaholic star has had an impressive career in the music industry that includes racking up an impressive 12 number one singles in the US alone. Although she is regularly criticised for her shocking and sensational tweets, the 24-year-old will always defended her right to be herself.
‘Bigger, [is my one-word mission statement],” Rihanna explained. ‘It’s all about growth.’
Last November, Rihanna reached another career milestone when Unapologetic became her first album to debut at the top of the US charts. Rihanna believes it was such a success because she has given up trying to please people, and is finally being honest about who she is.