Amerie is determined to control her image and how she is portrayed in the media - because men don't understand what is sexy.

The R+B star feels too many men misunderstand what 'being sexy' really is, and she doesn't trust them when it comes to her career.

Amerie says, "I'd like to be in control of my sexuality and how it's being portrayed. I never want it to be from a man's point of view, because men view sexuality and what's sexy a little differently.

"I want to make sure the sexiness is in keeping with what I think is sexy."