London: R&B star Rihanna says her mother thinks she is too mature for her age. (Agencies)
The 23-year-old 'We Found Love' hitmaker says her tough upbringing - as the eldest daughter in her family who had to cope with her father's crack addiction, made her wise to the world, reported a website.
"I saw too much. I was way too mature for my age. I guess that's why I became rebellious. That's what my mother thinks anyway," she said.
Rihanna was also famously a tomboy and didn't learn how to act in a feminine way until she met one of her best friends, Melissa Forde.
"I was one of the boys. I never saw the need for having girlfriends until I met Melissa. Melissa taught me how to be a girl," she added.
When she was embarking on her career, Rihanna was inspired by her musical idols and she continues to find inspiration from them now.
"All those divas, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston - they were my heroines," she said.
London: R&B star Rihanna says her mother thinks she is too mature for her age.