There aren't many women in Hollywood who seem as comfortable in their skin as Rihanna does.
The 24-year-old's nonchalance toward nudity, partial or otherwise, is well-documented, and she brings the same ease in a cover and photo spread for GQ's December issue.
Dedicated to their men of the year - Channing Tatum and Ben Affleck among them - the magazine also highlights their "obsession of the year," Rihanna, clad in nothing but a leather jacket covering her shoulders.
But what's more stunning than the image is the fact that she had time for the shoot at all, considering that she's been ramping up to release her seventh studio album in seven years on November 19.
Starting Wednesday, Rihanna will embark on a seven-day tour promoting the record, "Unapologetic," bouncing from Mexico City (November 14) to Toronto (November 15) to Stockholm (November 16) to Paris (November 17) before coming back to New York City the day after her album's release.
"Sometimes a person looks at me and sees dollars. They see numbers and they see a product," the "Diamonds" singer told GQ. "I look at me and see art. If I didn’t like what I was doing, then I would say I was committing slavery."
Photos: GQ's Obsession of the Year
But Rihanna is in the driver's seat of her career and public persona, a position that leads her to want to take the backseat when it comes to romance.
“I like to feel like a woman," she said of her turn-ons. "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.”
Being in love, she continued, "makes you go places you probably wouldn't ever go, had it not been for love. But I think everybody still has their limits."
I can't believe these media supported 'artists'. Boy do they have an ego. Call them 'Super Egos', NOT 'Super Stars'. Please, for the sake of other beautiful women.
You may be the only one.
Come on hater, she is beautiful and if you didn't think so why would you be even interested in reading this article... Don't get jealous, get inspired.
Boy, you said it!
its going down still needs work but i like my ass.
I look at her and i see a big fat azz
SHE'S JUST PERFECT!!!
SHE'S JUST PERFECT!!!
Go Rihanna!! You're a symbol of empowerment and NOT GIVING A F***!!! A True One...
Stay Beautiful and Rich!!!! U R Loved!
Funny, no one else seems to see that...
fatso and ratso–i got 200 people comeing wednesday how many you got?
but she's not skum
she hangs out with ganstas........the man who beat her and jay zee.......do the math
She questioned the cheater and her face was slapped off..shame.
Art? A lot of luck and some talent maybe but art no.
mike you ask me the same question on how he bangs that sleaze....nobody know nobody cares.
you look at yourself as art? I see you as a beaten up woman who won't leave her abuser. you are a sad sad person ri
who doesn't cheat on your...good for you
and the cream was fabulous
queen was an only child so i received a mountain of attention–my uncles still race to me when i walk into a room before their own kids...their kids call me the "special" one(its a joke) ... my uncles are like my brothers, we are more then uncles and niece - queen was the first pumpkin to be born. she was with them a long time until the others were born.
When you are an only child no matter how old you are...you receive a bit more attention.. if your not talking to me–oh well.
After singing (badly) about whips and chains, she looks at herself and sees ART? At least someone does...
be right back
when i look at you i see a spoiled brat....
bzy-production went well...today tomorrow and tuesday that's it...girl's mom is very sick-got fill in call. ha!
hse full...didn't expect everyone to go because of thanks...but all will be there! sent email out 46 said
yes - Midge had fun this year with this...establishment said they need bucks so they said we'll call midge to
belt out a tune..i said yea right....
whats between her boobies is that a tattoo of a lighthouse?
why????? u de mad, this is a disgrace to womanhood.
i love her voice.
She's a beautiful girl, her new cd is great and i hope she stay in the business for a very long time.
the haircut is too cute.
50 shades of future Bobby and Whitney.
She has everything goung for her except color
This chick is a joke. The only art I see is one of those black velvet paintings they sell at the highway off-ramps.
Sorry, but a self-absorbed twit who looks like a boy is not my idea of "art". No, thank you!
wishing i could be under my blankets naked right now makes me very happy.
she loves being naked.
So now she is an "Art" inside a Rhianna's body? Hey, whatever.
I, however, prefer my news STD FREE.
Yeah? I look at her and see a no talent slag......
I look at her and all I see is FOREHEAD.
would someone please put her on a rocket , and shoot it into space
Throwing paint on a wall doesn't make it art! And walking around naked? Hey, even babies do that.
time for some finger snappin purple smokin for a while...
there was not talk of the bag being on at all times...all that was said was...in the begining until 2 people get to know each other bit..there should be a condom involved–we haven't even shook hands yet and your worried about how the condom
situation is going to work..remember your the one who runs in the bathroom and thinks i'm and ugly wench...that doesn't exactly make me want to talk condoms...you know what i mean?
HEY U COVER IT UP OR MARRY ME UNO!!!
and Chris Brown sees her as a punching bag, so there you go
She does kind of remind me of Art Garfunkle
hair is not nappy enough LOL
Check the afro-american pubes
Anyone who sees themselves as art has their head stuck where the sun dont shine. I mean if your gonna boast anything it should be your talent, not your looks. they will fade and from the sounds of things so is she. Didnt she release a loud of hits in one year. Now all she does is hlf naked photo shoots while trying to duck cams when seeing the ex. Art?? I think not.
Her little brother must be so proud, yes, she is pretty, but once in a while I would like to see her in clothes. She really is proud of herself,
The shock would be if she posed for photos with clothes ON. Geez. So what.
some people considered a cross in urine art too Rihanna,I believe looking at this picture you are as much art as that jar.
It's true, Isis will have more work than she can bear holding up those boobs in a few more years! Haha you put your self out for the world to judge and this is what you get. Get clothes on!
She's become so full of herself that her ego is starting to out shine her talent. She's a very pretty girl, but she needs to gain some substance about her
Wow...this crazy a$$ chick is so headed down the Whitney Houston Highway it's acary.
Her boobies are all streched like old stockings. yuck
Now that's the kind of art I can appreciate!
Bobby flay is wonderful!
She is like a piece of clay, and her boyfriend is always willing to rearrange her face for her. It is like he says in his "song" I will transform you! ... into a bloody swollen mess.
Okay give it a rest already that was in the past,can't you think of something else to say.
One person's trash is another person's "art". The reverse is also true.
Absolutely right. Everything is always relative.
Wish I could spend Thanksgiving with her,my family is cool until to much wine is consumed.I'd rather chill with Rihanna and maybe a few blunts.
can't we talk big man?
NOBODY IS GOING ANYWHERE...WE LOVE YOU BOO....
When I think I've seen it all she gets more beautiful,I like her much better with short black hair.
She has about a 9th grade education. Get this uneducated idiot out of my country. Her utterings are laughable and we laugh at her behind her back..
She's finished high school,have you?I love her and I think she and her long beautiful long legs should stay in the country.
You people are sad Rihanna is a beautiful girl,you would kiss her feet if you had the chance.
I would not touch a single part of that dirty sk a nks body unless it was wrapped cellophane, dipped in isopropyl alchohol, and rubbed with penicillin.
I think she looks pretty good right now. Just wait until she gets old, though. Those puppies will be hanging down around her waist. And with that tattoo, it will probably look like the face of an animal or something. Like one of those dogs with the big droopy ears, hahahaha can you picture it! Oh wait, don't want that image stuck in your head. Don't go there.
That sounds as dumb as this,wait until you get old i'll bet you look like sh!t now so in twenty years what will you look like?Old sh!t?
Hard to respond to your statement when it was so incoherent. I was just making an honest observation. It's just a fact that gravity will eventually take over. Happens to everyone. She might be booty licious right now, but what until mother nature takes over. They will look like a couple of tube socks with some rocks in them, just a dangling there. She'll probably be able to flip them babies over her shoulder, too. Hahahahaha Just think about that!
You're stupid,way before that happens she'll get a lift or implants,I mean this woman has money.Duh
@t malone- she will be a flash in the pan. She will fade into oblivion soon, due to the fact that she has no real talent. When she gets older, the money will be gone, hence the girls will be on their own to sag. Add a big butt to that equation, she will be one ugly mess. Mark my words!
@Nah,you're either a woman or a g*y man who cares what they (her breast)look like in twenty years?All I know is they look delicious now.
Oh grow up, she is so photoshopped one it call it fraud....really
The lady looks good. Stop being so hard on her.
It's her fault I'm HARD ON her, she looks good!
You are just an old horn dog, aren't ya? That's ok, though. Got to use it or you lose it, as they say.
has anyone ever cheated on you girl...
I wish she was naked with me right now,I would love her all over.
gee i hope no women ever cheated on you. BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
SHE IS SELLING HER BODY...THIS IS WHAT THE MUSICAL WORLD WANTS...IT SELLS...
LISTEN MILLIONS CAN DO THE SAME...NO BIGGIE..IT'S JUST A MATTER OF "R E S P E C T"....
SHE WANTS TO SHOCK PEOPLE THIS IS HOW SHE GET HER THRILL....
The s*xiest woman alive.So keep eating your pathetic jealous hearts out. losers.
R. has no self esteem
Wow, who are you people. Such hatred, Evil wicked comments. You people have so much hatred inside you. Rihanna is beautiful, gorgeous. Can't say I agree with her nudity, but if she is comfortable in her skin, most likely coming from her culture, then thats her biz. Noticed most of the hateful, Evil, Mean spirited comments are coming from you Hypocrites. Talk about Gross. The only thing I see Gross on this page is the people making such Evil, and I do mean Evil, Shameful, Acid comments. Shame on you Children of the Corn. Look at yourslves in the mirror tonight and repeawt 3x to yourselves "I am the Devil's Spawn, the Evil that exist in this world is within my Soul" Evil Ones!!!
In a world full of terrorism, ethnic discrimination, wars for greed, human trafficking, brutal dictatorships, poachers, and puppy mills... TRUE UNADULTERATED EVIL IS EMBODIED ONLY IN THOSE THAT LEAVE DISPARAGING COMMENTS ABOUT POP STARS!!! AAAARRRRRRGGGGHHHHHHH
I'm happy all you angry repubs have a distraction. Just kidding,Obama bit chs
i would rather do a woman of 80 years old who would give me more respect then rihanna (fat hack)
"other" options good-remains only wear we did set ups
Well, that makes one of us, then. I see her as a walking cancer, with pathetically low self-esteem and an unbearable voice. But art's all relative.
bad self esteem (hips)
i would rather give a man a bj then hang around rihanna(hippo hack)
Agreed. 10,000 percent agreed.
I'd rather watch the lawrence welk show then get in bed with rihanna(hipps)
i'd rather watch a movie and play with my kanoodie..then hang around rihanna (hippo)
then hang around rihanna(hippo)
i'd rather be lesbeon then be around rihanna(hipps)
i'd rather be married to my hand then rihanna that's for sure(hips)
i would never date her that's for sure–you can keep rihanna..
Close your mouth!!!
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everyone make sure you address Louie ok?
I hope he screws her too...BAAAAAAAAWAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAA
your what we call garbage.
"I see myself as art"
The rest of us see you as a dirty ghetto sk a nk.
I can't even image who rancid that hooch smells.
If you could see gonorrhea, it would look like her.
That's the funniest thing I've ever heard!! So very true too!
Ditto. If she is like her bros she may of possibly not had a bath in 6 months and doesn't know what deodorant is.
I'll bet instead you look and smell more like Gangrene hahaha!
and so will his other friends...he's a wonderful guy who was misread by alot of people and we will continue to give him respect when we see him at all times...i will make it a point now of saying hello when he is there and i will make sure all the girls make it a point of saying hello to louie....
That is just too funny. She is not art, she is nasty.
she'd rather get on a treadmill then sit at a computer all day...she said the hips get wider and wider....
she does not have hips that go from here to chicago...she looks amazing
NOT A FAN
me never but curious.
good for her–i love being naked...i don't look like her unfortunately...but i love being naked.
They need to put her in jail for going around like that. Young ladies just have no morals these days. She should be ashamed.
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