Singer admits that it's 'narcissistic, but whatever'
michael baggs
12:41 15th January 2013

Rihanna has explained why she takes so many photos of herself - and recommends fans do the same, making sure they highlight whatever part of the body looks good on each day.

In a recent interview with Complex magazine, the 'We Found Love' singer says that she realises posting photos of herself is 'narcissistic' but she doesn't care, and even gives tips on how to take a good Instagram self-portrait.

"Get a good light," Rihanna tells the magazine. "Get a good angle on what's working for you that day. If it's boobs, make sure you hit that. If it's face, make sure it's fierce."

She continues, "It's narcissistic, but whatever - everyone does it. I'm capturing personality... Everybody has their thing they like or don't like to see. It's all in your head. That's why people take their own pictures, because it's difficult for someone else to capture what you seek."

Rihanna went on to talk about her latest album Unapologetic, saying, "When I was making this record I had no intention except the truth. So whatever is there is real. It's raw. That's why the album is called Unapologetic."

She added, "I held back before. I didn't show a lot of myself. I was very guarded. I needed to be open and free and fearless. Basically say, 'F**k it.' What's the worst that can happen? They'll hate me? They’ve done that before."

Rihanna, once again baring all in another Instagram photo

When it came to Chris Brown, Rihanna insisted that their relationship was 'nobody's business' - and responded to Complex asking if it was nobody's business, why did she make a song about it?

"Pardon me? It's the truth. Remember?" she responded. "It's a fun record that The-Dream wrote and we loved the lyrics. You're still asking me questions about it so clearly you don't know."

Listen to Rihanna's duet with Chris Brown below:

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