News: Rihanna Rips The Top Off For Steamy Photo Shoot
Friday, May 18, 2012 2:30PM
Grammy-winning singer Rihanna's heating up the Internet heading into the weekend with a slew of steamy topless Esquire Magazine photos circulating online.
RiRi's photos will appear in the new Esquire UK magazine this July.
Racy photos of Rihanna's latest Esquire UK spread have recently hit the web and -- once again -- the singer is posing sans shirt. The sexy shots, taken by RiRi's BFF Melissa Forde, is set to appear in the mag's June issue. According to Esquire, the racy pics were snapped at a studio in Dalston, East London back in February when the "We Found Love" crooner was a blonde. However, Rihanna's freshly-released photos aren't the only topless pics to hit the web this week! Recently, the singer shared behind-the-scenes shots from her "Where Have You Been" video shoot. In the photos, a topless Rihanna is seen in the makeup chair as artists paint on reptilian scales all over her body. (Celebuzz)
Along with the steamy shots, RiRi is making headlines for having an alleged romantic bond with New York Knicks star J.R. Smith.
Rihanna's love life has very much been a topic of conversation these days, and according to In Touch Weekly she was spotted with New York Knicks player J.R. Smith at New York City nightclub Veranda a little over a week ago showing some serious PDA. "They were very flirty in the club all night and holding hands," an eyewitness told the magazine. "She was sitting on his lap and was really into him." Another source added "He is the team's most controversial player, so it's no wonder that Rihanna likes him." (RapFix)
Last month, the Barbados hottie released a few racy Facebook photos.
Rihanna is still riding on a high while vacationing in Hawaii. After photos of her smoking surfaced over the weekend, the Barbados babe hit up the beach on Monday, once again with a blunt in hand. She strolled alone along the sandy shore in flip-flops and a tight pink cutout dress, blowing a cloud of smoke as she relaxed in the ocean. Although she noticed the paparazzi this time, she didn't seem to mind, smiling as she continued on her way. (Rap-Up)
West Coast rap veteran Warren G recently talked to SOHH about hooking up with RiRi at the annual Coachella Music Festival.
"I mean, we was just having fun," Warren told SOHH about the racy photo. "We were just hanging out after the show, you know, just chilling out. That's it. It wasn't nothing more than that. We were just having fun and happened to snap a cold picture. I don't know who blasted it but I seen it and then I blasted it [online]. [laughs] I'm down with RiRi. I am down with RiRi. We've met a few times. I actually went to her birthday party and I told her happy birthday. It was a nice little private exclusive birthday party, it was dope. Then I had seen her at a charity event and we actually were supposed to link up and do some work. So hopefully we will get to. If people see this who are connected with Rihanna see this, tell her I'm ready to work. We're gonna make a song called 'Party Pooper.' [laughs]" (SOHH)