Rihanna sent pulses racing after unveiling her semi-nude cover shoot for the latest edition of GQ magazine but it seems the singer was hot under the collar for other reasons, with the star admitting that she is petrified of snakes despite having them wrapped around her body for the spread.
The Bajan beauty looks stunning on the racy cover in celebration of the magazine’s 25th anniversary, going completely naked with only a pair of sexy heels and several snaked wrapped around her head and strategically across her chest to protect her cleavage, doing her best to channel Medusa.
Rihanna graces the cover of GQ’s 25th anniversary edition (Rihanna/Instagram/GQ)
While RiRi confidently oozes sex appeal, the ‘We Found Love’ songstress admits that the photos make her feel slightly queasy due to her intense fear of snakes. When a fan compliments the star on her raunchy spread, which was directed by artist Damien Hirst and shot by Mariana Vivanco, and points out that she is pictured with snakes despite her phobia, RiRi replies: “Go figure! They fly around way too fast for me! Im dead ass in Leandra n Noella room now.”
Unfortunately for Rihanna, she just couldn’t escape the creepy crawlies this weekend after being chased out of her hotel room in the Domincan Republic, where she performed on her ‘Diamonds’ tour, after being disturbed by various animals.
“What de rasshoooolllleee!!! I just get run out my room from a bat, a grasshopper, and a roach de size of a bat!!! Only in the #DR,” RiRi tweeted.
RiRi is embraced by a nest of snakes for the spread (Rihanna/Instagram/GQ)