Rihanna: I still get shy and awkward


Rihanna has revealed that she considers herself to be a "shy" person and said she still suffers from stage fright.

The superstar singer, who is known for her bold style, opened up as she launched her new collection for Puma in New York.

Asked if she had always been confident, RiRi replied: "I think ... I've always been shy.

"And still you wouldn't believe, but still I get shy and awkward and (have) stage fright.

Rihanna opened the VMAs (Charles Sykes/AP/Press Association Images)

"Even when I was coming here, I was at Bergdorf's earlier, I had this fluttering in my stomach because it's like a stage even though it wasn't."

The star went on: "I've always been that way, but ... when you realise that nothing is wrong, even if it's awkward it's not wrong ... you kind of just are OK.

"Like you know it might be awkward for people or people might not understand it, but you're fine. I wouldn't change anything. I have to stay the same."