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OTRC: Rihanna talks about her slender frame: 'I need a butt'

Rihanna talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com at the premiere of 'Battleship' on May 10, 2012.Rihanna talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com at the premiere of 'Battleship' on May 10, 2012. / Rihanna appears on the cover of Harper's Bazaar for their August 2012 edition. (OTRC / Harper's Bazaar)

Rihanna has talked openly about her issues with her slender frame, but in a new candid interview with Harper's Bazaar, the singer is a little more straightforward in what she desires.

"I don't know if there's something going on with my body right now, but I'm eating everything in life!" The 24-year-old singer told the magazine for their August 2012 issue. "I miss my ass. It just went away! I need a butt. I have an idea of one, but it's not living up to its full potential right now."

Rihanna has showcased her slender bikini body in numerous photos and videos over the years and wears sexy, revealing outfits in her concerts. The Barbados native recently also told US Weekly that she's not pleaded with her figure.

"I'm a size 0 - and not happy about it!" she told the magazine in June. "I went way too far. I prefer myself a bit chunkier. I want my old butt back!"

The statements are a far cry from the positive body image she had in March when she told Vogue magazine, "I just feel sexy. For the first time, I don't want to get rid of the curves. I just want to tone it up. My body is comfortable, and it's not unhealthy, so I'm going to rock with it."

The singer is currently working on her seventh studio album and recently filmed a role in the movie "The End of the World," an apocalyptic comedy film that makrs Seth Rogen's directorial debut. Rihanna and other celebrities like Jonah Hill, Emma Watson and James Franco play themselves. The pop star made her acting debut in the 2011 movie "Battleship," which received mixed reviews but made $300 million worldwide.

The five-time Grammy-award winning singer also got more personal with Bazaar, addressing her highly publicized love life. She said that while she seems like a rebel, her love life is largely conservative and ... non-existent.

"When I was in love, I fell so hard. I was really, really, really in love," she told the magazine. "The way it made me feel was priceless. And in a blink of an eye my whole life changed. Everything that I knew was different. I never thought I'd feel that pain in my life. I'm afraid of feeling that again."

"[I'm] rebellious through my music, through my fashion, tattoos, and my hair," she continued. "I have been conservative in my love life...it's pretty much nonexistent. If I come across someone who I find really cool, I'll hang out. But the minute I find that we're getting too close I just - I don't let people in."

Rihanna faced heavy backlash in March after she and former flame Chris Brown collaborated for remixes of two of their hit songs. When they were dating, Brown had famously assaulted her at a pre-Grammy Awards party in 2009. He pleaded guilty to a felony charge was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service and was ordered by the courts to receive domestic violence courses for a year.

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