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Although Rihanna is one of the most powerful artists in the music industry right now, she wants a man who makes her feel like a lady. But, as the 23-year-old singer admits in an interview airing Monday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she's currently single -- and not all that happy about it.
"I like men that are more aggressive, but mysterious, but I like a man to be very sure," she explains to Ellen DeGeneres. "I like them to be sure of themselves and know that (he's) the man. I'm the lady and the only way for us to make this work is for us to play our roles. You know, I really can't be the man for you. I don't want to be. I'm the man at work all the time."
The Barbados native has been attached to musician Chris Brown, baseball player Matt Kemp and, most recently, her "We Found Love" music-video costar Dudley O'Shaughnessy. But right now Rihanna tells DeGeneres that she's dating no one and "it sucks."
"I'm not necessarily happy being single. It's not really that cool," the R&B singer says. "My personal life is pretty much non-existent -- which is not good, not for the long run. Not for me, not for 'her,'" she adds, pointing at her nether regions.
DeGeneres is obviously taken aback by Rihanna's candidness as the audience erupts into laughter and cheers. And, as Rihanna explains, her lack of a personal life is part of why she is such an avid Twitter user.
"That's why I stay on Twitter a lot, so I can (converse) with my fans," Rihanna says. Then she adds with a laugh: "Because I don't get any booty calls."