Cheryl Cole: "Rihanna Is A Free Spirit"

29 May 2012, 15:00 | Updated: 29 May 2012, 15:10

The 'Call My Name' singer admits she admires the Bajan star for speaking her mind on Twitter.

Cheryl Cole has called Rihanna a "free spirit" who speaks her mind on social networking site Twitter.

The 'Parachute' star told the recent issue of Attitude magazine that although she appreciates the 'We Found Love' singer being so honest and open – she doesn't feel like she could do the same.

"Rihanna is a free spirit and doesn't care if she calls somebody a **** on her Twitter," she confessed. "But there are 12-year-old girls on there."

The Geordie star also admitted that she likes to act as a good role model with her posts on the site and is pleased that people can look up to her.

She added: "I didn't grow up with a role model so it's nice to be somebody's guide.''

Meanwhile, Cheryl is preparing to release her new studio album 'A Million Lights' on 18th June and recently opened up on axing from the X Factor USA and admitted she she probable care more then she actually does.