*Over the years, Rihanna has become a bit more edgy and bit more provocative with her music, her style and even her performances. In a recent interview, however, she claims her shows are not too saucy for her young fans.

At her most recent performance down under in Australia, the singer is caught straddling the barrel of a pink tank on stage. But she says critics are reading too far into the imagery.

“Everybody has their own opinion. But everything isn’t so literal,” Rihanna told The Sunday Times. “Some people can’t understand poetry, some people don’t understand art a lot of people take things so literally and they can’t have fun any more.”

The Barbados native said she’s always been that sexy woman, flirting on the edge of art and porn with her costumes and imagery. It’s just who she is.