Rihanna Covers GQ Bare and Talks Her Sex Symbol Image, Her Music and More

Never one shy to show a little skin, Rihanna graces the cover of GQ Magazine’s December “Men of The Year” issue in next to nothing, but a cut-off leather motorcycle jacket.

The 24-year-old superstar, has acquired numerous accolades during her career – from ones as big as becoming the highest-selling digital artist in US history to smaller feats like recently becoming the first woman to ever cover GQ’s annual Men of the Year issue.

For the exclusive cover story, the “Diamonds” singer, gave writer Jay Bulger exclusive access to her young, wild, and free lifestyle for the day. From dinner to the club, Rihanna discusses everything from her upcoming seventh studio album Unapologetic to the infamous Chris Brown and Drake fight.

No stranger to laying her sexuality on display for the public, the Bajan siren explained the roots to her sensual demeanor stem from her Caribbean upbringing. “That comes from my culture,” said the popstar. “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.” She continued, “I was a lot more naive about the way I moved and the way I was being perceived. The more you hear people talk about ‘Oh, you’re a sex symbol,’ it just makes you think, ‘Why are you saying that?’ And I figured it out.”

Though fully in charge of the show when it comes to her sexuality and how she decides to display it, she likes to take more of a backseat in her more personal life. “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 want to be able to take a step back and have somebody else take the lead.”

Moving the topic further from her sexuality to her love life, Rihanna also took the time out to briefly shut down rumors of her involvement in the Chris Brown/Drake fight, as she sat a few booths away with the writer from Chris Brown at the club that night. “There’s no proof of that being for my love. That’s my answer to that question,” said the singer.

Whatever the case may be for the Chris Brown/Rihanna love triangles, whether it involves Drake or Brown’s recent ex-flame Karreuche, we know it will only add more fuel to Rihanna’s endless fire for some great new music.

“I want to make music that’s hopeful, uplifting. Nothing corny or supersentimental,” said Ms. Fenty on her music. “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.”

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