Technically, the Caribbean-born singer isn’t totally in the nude; she’s wearing a black cut-off motorcycle jacket and she’s strategically placed arms cover all of her lady parts, but if you’re looking to see the singer stripped down, this is as close as you’re going get (barring those leaked photos from a few years back).
Inside the mag, it’s pretty much the same. Rih Rih reveals plenty to writer Jay Bulger, but knows just when to cover up. “There’s no proof of that being for my love,” she says when questioned about the bottle-bashing brawl between Chris Brown and Drake’s camps inside a New York nightclub back in June.
The writer gets the full Fenty experience, following the “We Found Love” singer as she goes clubbing with Chris Brown, brushes off the paparazzi and has an impromptu writing session with The-Dream as she lays the finishing touches on her November 19 LP Unapologetic . As the decorated songwriter previews “Foreplay,” a particularity naughty selection from his forthcoming album Love IV MMXXII,, Rih gets really excited. “You need to write me that sh–. No pop shit. None of that lovey-dovey sh–,” the pop queen commanded the man who penned one of her biggest hits (“Umbrella”) and one of her most dirty (“Cake”).
It’s not that Rihanna is trying to intentionally ooze sex; it’s just how the Bajan beauty was born. “That comes from my culture,” she said. “That’s just the way it’s always been, and I think that for people, especially in America, they make it like the forbidden fruit, but that only makes kids more curious.”
The December 2012 issue of GQ hits newsstands nationwide on November 20.