Rihanna, regardless of her hard-partying ways, does not need saving, and she is letting former best friend Katy Perry know. In the most recent issue of Elle UK, Perry, 28, talked about her relationship with the 25-year-old icon.

"I love her and every time I see her, I'm reminded of the light that she has. There's a lot of dark in this business. I know a lot of people out there with the most detrimental entourages -- they are the root of their demise. It's really unfortunate, but you can't save these people. My days of celebrity saving are over."

But Rihanna allegedly did not take too kindly to Perry’s comments. “Rihanna doesn’t need to be saved by anyone,” a source close to the singer told HollywoodLife. “The man upstairs is to whom she owes everything. That’s who brought her here and that’s who she’s leaving with! Everybody has an opinion about something.

Ri’s grown and will walk through fire by herself if it means it will make her stronger. Rihanna knows how to cut ties and cut them so sharp that your teeth bleed! She knows how to get rid of toxic people in her life. She’s not a baby and has everything she could ever want or need in life. She’s happy and thankful,” she continued.

Just last April, Perry spoke about her friendship with Rihanna and explained how they became such close friends. “[Rihanna] had this cool studded Valentino bag that had sparkly stuff on it," Perry, thinking of a moment in 2009, told the May issue of Elle magazine.

Perry complimented Rihanna on the bag, and then Rihanna told the pop star that she would send her one. But Perry was skeptical.

"I was like, 'Oh great, here's one of those tricks who talks fast friends but never lives up to it,'" said Perry. But Rihanna stuck to her word. Rihanna then explained why she bonded with Perry.

"I'll tell you, you do not find people like her in this industry. She's gorgeous, charming and so unedited it's scary. That's what intrigued me most when I first met her: she said it like she saw it.

"I trust people like that. I feel safe around people who tell me the [expletive]-up [expletive], because I know they'll always tell me the truth,” Rihanna added.