Rihanna Poses Topless in Esquire, Gets Pissed at Chris Brown Questions

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Rihanna covers the new UK issue of Esquire Magazine.

She is not wearing a top, either. Color us astonished.

Even more amazingly, the publication asked about - yes - Chris Brown, specifically Rih's controversial decision to record music with him again this winter.

Her response? Not exactly what you'd call thrilled.

Rihanna Topless in Esquire UK

Brown, whose new song "Off That Liquor" is likely a message to Rihanna, always seems to end up as part of the conversation with her.

Asked why she decided to record a couple of remixes with her ex-boyfriend, Rihanna responded pretty angrily to the persistent inquiry.

We can't do it justice, so read the exchange below:

    Esquire: What has been the Twitter response to the Chris Brown remixes?

    Rihanna: Some love it, some hate it, some love it but still hate that we did it. But the response in the end has been incredible.

    Esquire: Was that [the recording session] the first time you’d seen him in a while?

    Rihanna: When would we have seen each other? We’ve both been working and touring. [changes the subject]. This is really good food.

    Esquire: It proved quite a controversial thing.

    Rihanna: Well…definitely. Definitely. The whole thing caught me a little off-guard to be honest… especially the amount of… negative attention. Because it never occurred to me how this was going to be a problem, you know. It really didn’t.

    Esquire: Because enough time had passed that it was OK?

    Rihanna: 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.

    Esquire: Some people felt it sent the wrong message.

    Rihanna: [Angrily] What was that? What message would that be?

    Esquire: You’d gone back to someone who put you in the hospital.

    Rihanna: [Getting angry] Oh really? Did I?

    Esquire: Well… yes.

    Rihanna: Did I? Did I? Did I?

    Esquire: You went and recorded with him, yes.

    Rihanna: Okay. In a completely professional environment. And on a complete professional note. I mean, if I went back to him [as a girlfriend], then that’s a whole different discussion. And if I ever do, then that’s something that y’all have to talk to me about when – if – that ever happens. Until then, look at it for what it is. I think a lot of people jumped to an assumption that was incorrect and they ended up looking stupid.

    Esquire: The assumption you were dating again?

    Rihanna: Because of a song. How stupid. If I was together with every collaborator I worked with… f-ck my life.

    Esquire: Still, the lyrics didn’t do much to dispel that impression. His opening line is “Girl I want to f**k you right now/been a long time/I’ve been missing your body”. You reply: “Remember how you did it/If you still want to kiss it/Then come and get it”.

    Rihanna: That was the tone before he was even on the record. You think it was going to be about hopscotch or jump rope?

    Esquire: So neither of you for a minute thought “This is going to put the cat among the pigeons”?

    Rihanna: I could never see anything wrong with making music.

    Esquire: Maybe the thing is that as an artist your personal and private life are intertwined, and you’ve already played on this. The first song you put out after the beating incident was “Love the Way You Lie,” about domestic violence.

    Rihanna: Absolutely. But “Love The Way You Lie” was me as an artist working with Eminem as an artist, telling our stories individually. On a track together. I’m lost. I’m confused as to what you’re trying to get at.

    Esquire: That it’s hard to separate the person who’s been the victim of domestic violence and the pop star singing about domestic violence.

    Rihanna: I know. And that’s how f-cked up society is. There’s a lot of s**t y’all can’t get over. Y’all holding your breath on a lot of stuff that doesn’t matter. When you realize who you live for, and who’s important to please, a lot of people will actually start living. I am never going to get caught up in that. I’m gonna look back on my life and say that I enjoyed it – and I lived it for me- and God. This is turning into a tacky interview. What do you really want to talk about? I’m not here to [talk] about messy s**t.

    Esquire: It’s just what’s been making the headlines recently.

    Rihanna: OK! So do you want to talk about everything on Google? Or do you want to talk about stuff that my fans want to know? Let’s get to the real stuff. The stuff that’s important.

    Esquire: What do your fans want to know? Rihanna: You tell me, as a journalist. You’re asking the questions and I give you the answers. I can’t give the questions too.

    Esquire: I’m sorry it’s upset you.

    Rihanna: It hasn’t upset me. It upsets me that you keep asking the same kind of questions about stuff that’s trivial. What’s there to talk about? Are all your questions like that? Let’s move onto the next one.

    Esquire: It’s just that you haven’t given an interview for a while. A lot has happened.

    Rihanna: You think I haven’t given an interview for a while? I did four this morning.

    Esquire: Did they go any better than this?

    Rihanna: We’ll see [when they come out] tomorrow.

Do you think she was too harsh? Should she suck it up and deal with the questions she brought upon herself? Should she and Chris date again?

Sound off in the comments below!


Good job RiRi-I especially love what she said: "I know. And that’s how f-cked up society is. There’s a lot of s**t y’all can’t get over. Y’all holding your breath on a lot of stuff that doesn’t matter. When you realize who you live for, and who’s important to please, a lot of people will actually start living. I am never going to get caught up in that. I’m gonna look back on my life and say that I enjoyed it – and I lived it for me- and God. This is turning into a tacky interview. What do you really want to talk about? I’m not here to [talk] about messy s**t." It is her life and she will live and the way she chooses. She has grown and accomplished levels that others will never achieve. If she chooses not to discuss certain events that have happened in her life then she should not have to. "Your holding you breath on ALOT of stuff that does not matter." Have to use this one.


Does anyone else find it ironic that the people posting in defense of Rihanna have the worst grammar?


Chris is a low life who has already slept around with 10000000000s of woman. SO WHO CARES-MAYBE HE AND RIHANNA MAKE A GOOD MATCH


For in the future, Rihanna need to stop doing interviews. I also think that Rihanna is childish and she still have some growing up to do. But people do need to let this girl live her own life.


I am a big fan of Rihanna I understand that she is getting upset about the same questions. People just can't get over it! But than again that's how it is to be famous... scandals never get old. And people are curious about why she would collaborate with her ex even I think it's odd.But at the end of the day it's her life so it's best not to question it.She could have handled it better though with a lot more respect. If I were the interviewer i'd flip i'd be like "Rihanna don't get it twisted i'm just doing my job now do yours"


She definitely should not date Chris again. I think she may have been a little harsh, but not that bad. I know it gets real old after awhile, but she did have something to do with that. She certainly should be able to do a song w/ Chris, if she wants, but I do think it looks bad. It is like she is saying what happened with him in the past is ok now. It doesn't exactly send a good message.


Please keep asking her this same question unti she answer it'cos I don't understand how a woman can stand a man that debase her


Caccia, give me a break! Rhianna's personal life is none of our business??? Then please tell me why she posts half naked pictures of herself on Twitter?!?! What a joke! She is a celebrity and in the PUBLIC eye...you don't want the public peering into your personal life, choose a different career and make smarter choices about what you post on Twitter ffsakes! She's pissed at the journalist for the questions that were being asked?? It's an interview, that's what they do....suck it up. To act all indignant because of what he was asking shows her utter lack of self esteem and maturity. The questions were definitely not irrelevant, especially in today's day and age of domestic violence and bullying being on the fore front in the media.
And to "unknown", the journalist was definitely NOT unsalting them....just sayin'


Im a huge fan of Rihanna, but this whole situation sickens me. I think the journalist asked fair questions and got 2 d point. She has 2 answer why, at any point did she think it was acceptable to realese a song with that scumbag and with those lyrics? He beat her 2 a pulp, he has made no attempt to address his obvious anger issues considerin every other week he has an outburst! It was crazy that Rihanna thought she could make music with this dick and the world wouldn't have an issue. I have lost so much respect for her as a woman and as an artist over this situation. Yes she can do what she likes and not care as she constantly points out, but it doesn't make it right! Get a grip, he kicked the shit out of u!! No amount of money could convince me 2 stand in the same room as some one who that did to me let along sing a song with them. Absolutely sickening to be honest.



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Rihanna Biography

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Saint Michael, Barbados
Full Name
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Rihanna Quotes

I get asked about it all the time and I’m like, You’re asking, but you know the answer. I don’t even like to address it anymore.

Rihanna [on rumors that she dated Jay-Z]

Sometimes you just need your privacy. But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public.