R+B singer Blu Cantrell has no shame about the explicit photos from her day as a nude model - as they "aren't porn".

The BREATHE singer has recently signed a $1 million (GBP625,000) deal to pose for Playboy, and has previously bared all in raunchy magazines when she was a struggling young singer.

But the re-emergence of these revealing shots doesn't embarrass her.

She says, "I don't have any regrets.

"I'm not ashamed of them at all. Men still come up to me and compliment them. Those pictures were taken when I had no money to pay the bills. It hasn't been a problem."

But the HIT EM UP STYLE diva insists that they don't count as "porn".

She says, "Porn is having sex on film. Nude pictures aren't porn. I don't care what other people think."

22/08/2003 19:12