Rihanna is up to her signature, sexy antics again. The singer, who got herself into some hot water last week by posing a bit too provocatively for an Irish farmer's taste, covers the November issue of the British edition of Vogue. The spread is typical RiRi: Suggestive and scorching and sure to set hearts aflutter. She's working a strapless, black and white, geometric dress on the cover and a blond, Marilyn Monroe-style bob, too. It's a fresh look for the style chameleon and we likey.

The issue lands on Thursday and the singer took a moment to address her overly sexy image. She has gone on record to talk about her bedroom preferences in relation to her single 'S&M' and now she says that it's all a part she plays. Judging from the Vogue photos, she plays the part perfectly. In the article, she says, "That’s not me. That’s a part I play. You know, like it’s a piece of art, with all these toys and textures to play with," RiRi said.

She also points out that her adoring public want her to set an example and that was not her choice, either. She said, "See, people -- especially white people -- they want me to be a role model just because of the life I lead. The things I say in my songs, they expect it of me and [being a role model] became more of my job than I wanted it to be. But no, I just want to make music. That’s it."

RiRi also wants it known that a charmed life is not what she leads, saying, "Look, God doesn’t give any more than you can handle. I had to get through a lot of ups and downs -- big downs -- and a lot of trial and error to get where I am now."

She reveals that life with her parents, including her father Ronald Fenty, a former crack addict, helped turn the singer into the rebellious person she is today. RiRi admitted, "I saw too much. I was way too mature for my age."

Read more when the issue drops later this week.