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Rihanna is opening up about some dating rules that she had to adhere to growing up.
"I wasn't allowed to date," she told Teen Vogue recently. "At 13 my mom would tell me, 'You can have a boyfriend when you're 16!' And then at 16 she'd say, 'I never said that - and as a matter of fact, it's 40!'"
Rihanna may be 25, but the Barbadian pop star admits that her mother can still chastise her for some of her behavior. She revealed her mother's method after some nude photographs popped up on Instagram last year.
The singer opened up about her mother's verbal lashing in Elle magazine.
"I'm not afraid of any person in this world but her. I'm terrified of her," the singer admitted to Elle last year. "She called me two days ago and reeled me in about two naked pictures Melissa [her best friend] put up on Instagram – a sneak-peek from a photo book she's making about me."
The Barbadian singer opened up about her mother's reaction to the risque photographs.
"My mom, she went crazy on me. I was like embarrassed," Rihanna recalled to Elle. "I felt like I got my (expletive) whupped in front of my class in school! She said, 'This was like a private moment and you're just parading this around. She humbled the (expletive) out of me."
While Rihanna's mother Monica Braithwaite spoke about trusting her daughter's decisions, she also admitted to praying for her daughter in Rolling Stone magazine.
"I know her. I'm very proud of her," Braithwaite told Rolling Stone. "She has her head on straight. I have to let her make her decisions, and I can only sit back and hope and pray for the best."