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Rihanna insists that while people have misconceptions about her life, many of them are far from the truth.
Despite the fact that the 25-year-old Barbadian pop star posts Instagram pictures of herself smoking, partying and taking vacations the singer insists that her real life is starkly different.
"I think they think I'm drunk all the time. I think they think I am always partying, that my house is probably a party all the time with tons of people and tons of music and no clothes. I think that's what they think," she said according to USA Today. "I'm actually very laid back. I love watching TV on a big old couch by myself. I love to swim in the ocean or the pool."
Rihanna has also decided to take on a creative partnership with MAC cosmetics where she "wanted to expand my role, so to speak, as a more philanthropic role," USA Today reports.
Still, she is not quick to label herself as a role model.
"I don't like to use that word because people have their own opinion on what that means to them. I can't really say I'm a role model. I'm not perfect. I'm not trying to sell that," she said. "I want people to have fun but be responsible, protect themselves and be in control of your life. You can never judge people. I always made that a point. You never know what someone is going through."
Yet, the singer is no stranger to philanthropy. The singer has made headlines for donating $100,000 to UNICEF to aid in relief efforts following Typhoon Haiyan that ravaged the Philippines last November. She spoke about her decision to make the contribution.
"Emergencies make headlines, but the recovery continues long after the news cameras leave," Rihanna said of her donation to Perez Hilton.
"Having been a fan and supporter of UNICEF's work over the years, I am honored to join them in helping children who have been impacted by Typhoon Haiyan. More than five million kids in the Philippines need our help. UNICEF is there for them today, and for the long road ahead, and so am I."