Rihanna: Esquire’s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’

The singer talks sexuality and being happy for Chris Brown.

Posted: 10/12/2011 11:40 PM EDT
Filed Under Rihanna, Chris Brown

Rihanna fans will continue to be thankful when her latest Esquire cover hits stands this weekend. The November issue is branded with a bare, smokin’ hot RiRi, Esquire’s official numero uno sex symbol. The 23-year-old modestly accepts the title and says that being sexy isn’t intentional.  

Rihanna tells Singersroom.com, “At the end of a concert, I don’t feel like I’ve been this sexy thing. Really, I don’t even think about it. Unless it’s a song that really calls for it, like “Skin” or “S&M,” or when I cover “Darling Nikki.” There’s a section that’s called “Sex” in the show, which is the obvious section for sexuality. What I’m saying is, that’s the only part that’s deliberate, you know? Like, really? Honestly, even if it comes across sexual — it has to be a part of my subconscious thought. It’s never deliberate in the rest of the show.”

She also expresses her feelings for Chris Brown in the upcoming issue. "I would never wish anything horrible for him. Never. I never have. I'm really excited to see the breakthrough he's had in his career. It's incredible to see how he pulled out the way he did. Even when the world seemed like it was against him, you know? I really like the music he's putting out. I'm a fan of his stuff. I've always been a fan."

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