At this point it might be more unexpected if Rihanna wasn’t half-naked in a photoshoot, but I think I’d find it hard to find anyone who didn’t like the exhibitionist’s latest photo spread with men’s magazine GQ, as she’s named ‘Obession of the Year’ in their December issue.
The striking front cover pushes the limits as the chart topping singer poses front-on, wearing nothing but a cropped, leather jacket flung across her shoulders, with her hands strategically placed to keep some of her modesty in tact. The entire wardrobe for this shoot consisted of one grey, long-sleeved top, a navy button-up (which was left unbuttoned, of course) and black underwear as the other images continued to show off as much of the 24 year old’s amazing figure and plethora of tattoos as possible.
During the accompanying interview, Rihanna gets talkative about music, tattoos and, of course, relationships. On the music side of things it’s pretty simple – the popstar just wants to uplift her fans.
“I want to make music that’s hopeful, uplifting,” she says. “Nothing corny or supersentimental. I just want it to have the feeling that brings you out of whatever you’re going through. I want it to spark that fire. I want it to be real, authentic, and raw.”
Speaking on relationships, she’s asked, what turns her on? “I like to feel like a woman. I have to be in control in every other aspect of my life, so I feel like in a relationship, like I wanted to be able to take a step back and have somebody else take the lead. I could absolutely be dominant,” she says. “But, in general, I’d rather… How do I say this in like a…non-X-rated version?”
She quite interestingly adds, “Love makes you go places you probably wouldn’t ever go, had it not been for love. But I think everybody still has their limits.”
Check out pictures from the spread below, and for the full interview you can head over to GQ.com.