Pop legend Mariah Carey has played down her sex symbol reputation, insisting she is a "prude" in real-life.
The WE BELONG TOGETHER singer, who is clad in a bikini on the cover of the March issue of adult magazine Playboy, admits she loves to flirt but hates it when guys take it the wrong way, because she's not that type of girl.
She reveals, "I end up being very flirtatious, and people take it the wrong way.
"I'm very much a prude. But I don't want to disappoint people."