Rihanna made jaws drop yesterday when the cover of GQ hit the net. The Diamomds singer graced the Men Of The Year issue wearing only a black leather jacket and her strategically placed arms.
Sometimes a person looks at me and sees dollars. They see numbers and they see a product. I look at me and see art. If I didn’t like what I was doing, then I would say I was committing slavery.
On being a sex symbol:
That comes from my culture, 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. 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.
On what turns her on:
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 wanted to be able to take a step back and have somebody else take the lead. I could absolutely be dominant. But, in general, I’d rather… How do I say this in like a…non-X-rated version?
On the kind of music she wants to make:
I want to make music that’s hopeful, uplifting. Nothing corny or super sentimental. 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.
On whether or not that club fight with Chris Brown & Drake was about her:
There’s no proof of that being for my love. That’s my answer to that question.
You can read the full interview here. Check out more photos below, and post your thoughts!