RIHANNA, left, 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 with 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 much. I observe and people think I am snooty.
"People assume that I'm a b***h. But I don't think I am. I just don't feel I have to be that enthusiastic if I don't know who you are yet."
Rihanna - she 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 does not see herself doing so in the future.
She added: "I'd never do that because I really love what I do and it would be a real shame to give this away because I dreamt about it for so many years." - Bang