Rihanna is on a tear! Not only has she just bested Madonna to become the fastest solo artist to get 20 songs into the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, she’s also just been named “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire magazine.
In the magazine, Rihanna says she really doesn’t think of herself as sexy, even after busting a move at one of her performances.
“At the end of a concert, I don’t feel like I’ve been this sexy thing,” Rihanna says. “Really, I don’t even think about it.”
The 23-year-old says that, most of the time, she’s not trying to be provocative.
“Unless it’s a song that really calls for it, like ‘Skin’ or ‘S&M,’ or when I cover [Prince's] ‘Darling Nikki.’ There’s a section that’s called ‘Sex’ in the show, which is the obvious section for sexuality.”
Rihanna even discusses her feelings toward Chris Brown, her ex-boyfriend who physically beat her literally to a pulp.
“It’s incredible to see how he pulled out of it the way he did. Even when the world seemed like it was against him, you know?” Rihanna says. “I really like the music he’s putting out. I’m a fan of his stuff. I’ve always been a fan. Obviously, I had some resentment toward him for a while, for obvious reasons. But I’ve put that behind me. It was taking up too much of my time. It was too much anger. I’m really excited to see the breakthrough he’s had in his career. I would never wish anything horrible for him. Never. I never have.”
Check out more in this month’s Esquire.