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Rihanna happy to be a brand, not a role model

Rihanna happy to be a brand, not a role model

Credit Rihanna for knowing who she is - and what she isn't - as befits a sexually frank pop star often photographed on yachts, happily partaking in either an enormous joint or a cocktail.

Witness the eight-time Grammy Award winner's response to a 2013 article in England's Daily Mail newspaper. It ripped into the Barbados-born singer, under the withering headline: "Pop's poisonous princess: Glorying in drugs, guns and sleaze, Rihanna's toxic role model for her army of young fans."

Rihanna, with Travis Scott
When: 7:30 p.m. Monday

Where: Viejas at Aztec Bowl, 5500 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego State University

Tickets:...

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