The 24-year-old singer says her father Ronald Fenty used to have her sit on the doorstep of their home in Bridgetown, Barbados, and monitor the skies for signs of extra-terrestrial activity.
She said: "My dad used to make me sit outside on the steps all night long looking for UFOs flying by, and I had to do that for years.
"I didn't see any but I saw a falling star once and I was like, 'Yessss, Dad! Come and see, it just darted'."
The 'We Found Love' hitmaker - who goes to war with aliens in new movie 'Battleship' - admits her role as Navy gunner Raikes has deepened her admiration for those who fight for their country.
What are your thoughts about yet another Invasion style movie by hollywood - killer orbs?? Battleship: