Another day, another set of semi-topless photos posed for by Rihanna while she claims she doesn’t like all the attention her “controversial” image garners. Never mind that the chick is endlessly tweeting photos of herself rolling blunts and posing in bikinis and making racist jokes about Chris Brown’s Asian girlfriend. But sure, Rihanna doesn’t need or want the attention at all.
With that said, Rihanna covers the July issue of Esquire UK, and the photo shoot features the singer in various topless and cheesecake type shots with a crochet bra. There’s also this photo of Rihanna showing off her half-crack in a cutout bikini bottom. A lot of you thought Rihanna’s butt was airbrushed in candid shots of her Hawaiian vacation, but I didn’t think so at the time. This photo, however, definitely contains an airbrushed butt:
On fame: “The attention is something I’ve learned to ignore. This is what I do. I live my life and they document it. A lot of things I don’t care for people to know, but it just is. That’s what it’s become.”
On recording with Chris Brown: “I thought people were gonna be surprised that we finally did a record together, but I didn’t see how people could think it was a bad thing, you know? In my mind, it was just music.”
Five years from now: “Hopefully I’ll have a man by then. I’ve gotta start there, right? But how far I go [with my career] is God’s plan. I’m just following through my destiny. I don’t think it ever ends. It just evolves.”
[From Esquire UK]
C’mon, Rihanna totally knew that people would take issue with her recording music with her abuser. She loves playing with fire in more ways than one, you know? What irritates me more is Rihanna’s seeming lack of awareness about fame and how all this undesired attention just comes her way without any action on her part. She’s really seems to think she’s just all about the music. Sorta like Katy Perry.
As for this Esquire spread, it’s just the same old, pseudo-risque stuff we’ve come to espect from Rihanna.
Photos courtesy of Esquire UK