Condoleezza Rice has described Muammar Gaddafi's apparent crush on her as being "weird and a bit creepy."
The former U.S. secretary of state met Gaddafi in Tripoli in 2008, during the brief period that saw Gaddafi's international reputation rehabilitated and Washington restore diplomatic relations with the former enemy state.
In her new book, "No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington," Rice described how the late Libyan leader played her a video montage made up of images of herself, set to a song called "Black Flower in the White House" by a Libyan composer, Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported.
"It was weird, but at least it wasn't raunchy," Rice said in the book.
In an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, she described the experience as being "quite extraordinary, and weird and a bit creepy."
"I had actually known that he had this fixation on me," Rice said on CNN.
"It was my job to go there and do a little bit of diplomatic business and get out," she said. "But I have to say I did have that terrible moment when he said that he had the video. I am just glad that it all came out all right."