Rihanna poses topless in provocative shoot for Esquire
She has one of the hottest bodies in showbiz, and Rihanna is baring all in a provocative photo-shoot for Esquire magazine.
The ‘Where Have You Been’ singer poses topless for the cover of the U.K. men's magazine and opens up about her love life, revealing that she hopes to settle down in the next five years.
“Hopefully I’ll have a man by then. I’ve gotta start there, right?” says Rihanna.
“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,"
The 24-year-old singer, who has recently been linked with New York Knicks star J.R. Smith, 26, as well as her former boyfriend Drake, 25, insists that she’s still single, but has developed a crush on 28-year-old UK singer Cheryl Cole.
“Cheryl Cole is hot. I would just like to watch her work. Preferably cleaning things on the floor,” she jokes. “Picking up stuff on the floor. Bending over. She’s hot! I mean, literally...she’s so beautiful."
Rihanna also speaks of her admiration for another British star, ‘Someone Like You’ singer Adele.
"I think some artists can't help but say exactly how they feel," she says. "She's another woman who knows her truth and lives that. She's not in it for anyone but herself."
She goes on to defend her decision to collaborate musically with former boyfriend Chris Brown, 23, three years after her infamously attacked her, admitting that she was shocked by the negative reaction she received after they recorded two tracks together earlier this year.
“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,” she adds.
The full interview appears in the July issue of Esquire UK, on sale Monday 4 June 2012, go to www.esquire.co.uk for more information
BY TAMARA HARDINGHAM-GILL / STARLOUNGE