Singer Lisa Marie Presley is determined to be philosophical about criticism, no matter how harsh it may be - because it keeps her grounded.

The sexy rocker, 37, insists she has never wanted to be shielded from reality, even when a crazed fan posted a vicious message on her website, because she inherited a tough streak from her late father Elvis Presley.

She explains, "A website was set up for me, and someone posted a message saying, 'Your album sucks. I hope the next plane you're on crashes.

"'Meanwhile, just go back to spending daddy's millions.' I mean, my God!

"But I insisted that they left those words up there, for other people to respond to.

"I've got big balls. I guess I inherited then from my dad."

20/07/2005 01:41