Though she’s a pop princess and bona fide Cover Girl, Rihanna is just like the girl next door. Earthy and hilarious, she’s a jubilant 19-year-old who cracks jokes, pulls pranks and keeps it real, no matter what the questions are.

On being a “bad” girl…
“The last bad thing I did was yesterday in my video for “Umbrella.” We shot the video yesterday. The last shot of the last day, I got all painted in silver, almost butt naked (she whispers). That was one of the scenes in the video. I felt liberated. I felt free and I felt like I was a “good girl gone bad.” It was a pretty cool thing to do. I never thought that in a million years I would paint myself up to my nostrils in silver and do a video. It was fantastic. It was one of my favorite scenes in the entire video.”

On her favorite reggae…
“Of course Bob Marley. I love Sean Paul. I love Beenie Man. Bounty Killer is still one of my favorites. Vybz Kartel. “Redemption Song” is my all time favorite. I actually perform that song when I went on world tour with Jay-Z. I performed that song the entire tour, every night, and in Africa they really, really loved it. They put all their lighters up and they were singing. It was such an experience! It felt so good. I love performing that song. I just sit on a stool and sing it like nobody’s business.”

On ugly days…
“Every woman has a fat day. Every woman has an ugly day. Every woman has a day when they ask where did these five pimples come from all of a sudden? I only went to sleep last night with a clean face. I hate those days.”

On growing a booty…
“I had a hard time finding jeans because I was always too skinny and too tall. When you’re skinny you have to buy them small. When they’re too small they’re too short. That’s why I forced myself to put weight on. I started eating like crazy when I was a teenager. I was like Mom I’m too skinny. I want to get fat! And finally I filled out a little bit. I got a little butt. I got a little hips. And I felt great! Let me do it now! Now I find jeans!”

On winding…
“There was the bogle that everybody knows. The butterfly. A lot of our dances in Barbados are influenced by Jamaica. We also have this thing called a wuk-up. But it really is a wind in double time. It’s fast. We dance to everything like that. No matter what song it is, it’s automatic for us to move our waist to everything.”

On why the Jay-Z relationship rumor…
“I guess it’s just the affiliation with him. Being a female and being on his label and having a close business relationship. I guess that sparks the rumors. I’m guessing. Because there’s no other way. At first it was funny, like Ah this is so funny! Why would they think this? Really? Ew. Then it was like they’re still talking about this? This is getting a little frustrating now. Can they cut this out? Because it got really intense where people just weren’t letting up. Then it turned into a “beef” between me and Beyonce. I was like where are these people going with this? This is crazy.”

Read the entire interview in the June/July issue of GIANT!

Rihanna's fierce physical fights

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Rihanna's fierce physical fights

Bajan beauty Rihanna used to have fierce physical fights with her siblings.
Rihanna told Complex magazine: "We used to fight and when I say fight, I
don't mean arguments, I mean physically fight. I hit the older one in his
face with a glass bottle. My mom was pretty upset."

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The 19-year-old R'n'B star also revealed she has a crush on 'The Fast and
the Furious' actor Paul Walker, 33, and would love to date him.
Rihanna said: "What's that guy's name who was in that movie with Jessica
Alba? Paul who was in 'Fast and the Furious' - Paul something - I think he's
really hot."

Meanwhile, Rihanna - who shows off her new bob hairstyle and super-toned body in the music
video for worldwide hit 'Umbrella, ' admits she owes her fantastic figure to grueling exercise and a
strict no-carbs diet.

She said: ""I like carbs but at the end of the day, carbs are the enemy. It
wasn't so much losing weight as being fit and toned and healthy. I just
didn't feel great.
"Now I'm working out and trying to eat healthy. That's making me lose weight
without even thinking about it."

Rihanna, 19, has been giving special attention to her curvaceous butt.
She added: "I work with a trainer. We work on the arms and we work on my
butt, because I love my butt. But my legs are my main focus. I'm obsessed."
The singer's fitness regime includes a cardio workout, weight training two
to three times a week and a specially devised eating regime.

Rihanna has been eating lots of carrots, lettuce, cucumbers and egg whites,
snacking on fruit all day and drinking plenty of water to achieve her
desired body.

In other news Rihanna beat ex-Sugababe Mutya Buena to hold on to the number one spot on the UK singles chart.

The Barbados babe's track Umbrella, which features Jay-Z, is number one for a second week.

Rihanna's Good Girl Gone Bad album was released this week.