R+B sensation Rihanna is refusing to take her new-found fame too seriously, because she fears ending up like her idol Whitney Houston. The PON DE REPLAY singer, who sang Houston's FOR THE LOVE OF YOU to clinch a deal with rap mogul Jay-Z, is horrified by recent reports of Houston's descent into a life of drink and drugs. And she has determined to learn from Houston's mistakes and remain true to herself. She says, "I love Whitney Houston. She is a big idol of mine and so influential. "Seeing how things can go wrong when you seem to have everything is educational. "Whitney has made some of the greatest songs ever. I don't want what's happened to her to happen to me and that's why I don't take fame too seriously."