Naked Rihanna shows off her tattoos as GQ’s “Obsession of the Year,” says Chris Brown and Drake fight wasn’t about her
          

Rihanna took it all off for GQ‘s “Obsessio of the Year” issue, and explains how she came to release what being a “sex symbol” means. (We guess might be something to do with being a hot pop star who takes her clothes off.)

“I was a lot more naive about the way I moved and the way I was being perceived” she says of the era shortly after she was first discovered by a vacationing music producer in 2003. 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.”

The reason for the confusion? A difference of culture. Rihanna comes from Barbedos, where the female body isn’t considered to be a “shocking” like it often is the U.S.

“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.”

Rihanna also addressed the Chris Brown-Drake fight that was rumored to be over her: “There’s no proof of that being for my love. That’s my answer to that question.”

She did several revealing photos for the mag that really showed off a few of her more than 15 tattoos. Here’s a guide to what they are and what they mean:

1. Chest tattoo: This winged tattoo in the middle of her chest is a giant Isis for her GranGran Dolly.

2. Right wrist tattoo: Rihanna got this Maori-inspired geometric tribal tattoo in 2008 in New Zealand. She said at the time ““It’s tribal. It represents strength and love. It’s their traditional way of tattooing. I always wanted [one]… [But] it hurt like hell!”

3. Hip tattoo: This is an “incorrectly written” passage from the Hindu scripture Gita that’s supposed to mean “forgiveness, honesty, suppression and control.”

4. Gun on right side ribcage near the breast: She got this one in 2009, and originally wanted it on both of her shoulders, but ultimately decided to put it somewhere more discreet because of her Cover Girl contract.

5 Stars on her back: Rihanna’s got a pattern of stars on her neck running onto her back, but who knows why. Because she’s a star, because stars are pretty? Rihanna also has a star in her ear.

Rihanna’s seventh studio album Unapologetic drops November 19.

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    • jessica

      I dont think shes pretty at all. Talented, yes. Attractive…eh..i liked her better with longer hair.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/XS7A2AFW7BGJFNY7IVESDV7KGM OldNavy3684

        I agree

    • Rocco

      She’s disgusting. Keeps getting uglier with all her gross tatts. She’s changed a lot since please don’t stop the music.

 

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