Rihanna's snooty defence
'Russian Roulette' hitmaker Rihanna says people often assume she is ''a b***h'' because she is so quiet around new people
Rihanna thinks people perceive her to be a "b***h".
The 'Russian Roulette' singer says her shy side is often mistaken for rudeness because she isn't always open and chatty when she meets new people.
She told WPGC radio: "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. 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."
Rihanna - who was famously assaulted by then-boyfriend Chris Brown last February - also said that, despite the incident, she had never considered stepping out of the public eye and can't see herself making the decision to do so in the future.
She added: "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."