Rihanna Does GQ January 2010, No Clothes, No Regrets!

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It’s a common pose for GQ and a common doing for a she-celebrity to cover GQ in a highly provocative posture. What’s uncommon and, in my perspective, pretty offensive is that Rihanna makes the most of every opportunity to help us remember her Chris Brown incident.

And saying the more she talks about it, better she feels and easier she lets go is highly dubious on my radar. Is it her way to reroute the publicity towards her career? Would these pictures be Riri’s way of wishing a Happy Christmas to her ex, Chris Brown? (click through to see an inside picture from GQ January 2010; a web version of her interview is available here and more images here)

Rihanna GQ January 2010 cover

Rihanna GQ January 2010


#1 Daydreamer on 12.18.09 at 7:46 pm

I don’t know. But this is not fierce! The shorts are…well… There’s something off about this.

#2 s. on 12.19.09 at 7:43 am

I think that this cover is pretty offensive for women who suffer from domestic violence every day. We must be aware of it, and she can talk about it when she wants, but not in that way. It’s frivolous talk about a grave problem nowadays as is domestic violence and then appear naked, in a provocative posture, on a cover of a magazine.
Changing the subject, that’s something I’ve been wondering about some days before… Why the media consider her outfits a great choose? Does anyone think like me and find her gaudy?

#3 Adriana on 12.19.09 at 8:43 am

I find her very gaudy. And certainly not fierce. Ha, Adam Lambert’s AMA’s perfomance was shocking? Well, here’s my point: this is the music bizz these days. Sell your voice but most off all sell your body!
I’m sick of it.

You girls made your point very well. I leave it to this.

#4 Ellington on 12.19.09 at 9:02 am

I do like Rhianna, her music and her dress sensibility, but I am not fond of this cover. It is not flattering for her nor for the issue of women who are or have been abused.
It is something that I would expect to see on MAXIM not GQ.

#5 Daydreamer on 12.19.09 at 10:47 am

I like her music as well and the Paris fashion week closet was nice but this is uncool. If GQ wants to do the cover like Jen Aniston with that suit and tie, it has to find another way to do. This is just wrong though it’s men mag but GQ is like another level of Maxim or FHM.

#6 Adriana on 12.19.09 at 12:08 pm

Brrrr…..I’m so cold due to the temperature I’m gonna put some more clothes on log off the laptop and enjoy the weekend. It looks like everyone on the internet is naked. I’ve spotted just some minutes ago Gaga naked in Kaney West arms and in a kind of “orgy” which seems to be a homage to “Metropolis” ???…..photographed by David LaChapelle. I’ve not found out yet where it’s published. Brrrrr….I prefer my home UGG’s and fleece blanket and hot coco. Brrrrr….the Netherlands haven’t been that cold in ages with snow and all…..brrrrr…..

#7 café au lait on 12.19.09 at 1:04 pm

Cold, I know, it’s really cold wel I’m enjoying the snow.

Merry christmas everyone and Happy new year I’m going for vacation. youpieeeee.

#8 kpriss on 12.19.09 at 1:28 pm

Now that’s some great news, café au lait! Enjoy your vacation! Merry Christmas to you too and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! Warm hugs flying your way, sweetie!

As for Rihanna’s GQ – thank you! for being there with me! I though I was the only one feeling that this was simply too much and that it did not help the so called cause not one bit!

Remember when she broke her silence not long ago? (if you don’t, that’s alright, I wrote about it and you can read it/watch it right here – I linked back in this article in the first paragraph, under “her Chris Brown incident”) I think it was the first time I had ever seen/heard Rihanna speak. And it felt strange. Because all the pictures, all the concerts don’t show her true age and who she really is underneath that stage personality. Her outfits? I only see them as costumes. Just like Adriana said – you can’t be average, even if you have the vocal qualities required, and expect recognition from a wide audience. People want to be entertained. Yeah, the Adam Lambert way! Why? Because that gives them something to talk about. Something else than their average routine. It’s their way of living through others. Their choice.

I just think Rihanna lacked the coherence necessary to convince. At first she posed as the victim, the one who was hurt. And when she felt like the public was where she wanted it to be, she went on posing as “strong”, empowered. Too soon. Too much.

Then again, she’s a performer. An entertainer. And she must entertain at all costs. And she’s doing it quite well – remarquez – we’re fiercely debating her and her GQ morals!

#9 s. on 12.19.09 at 2:10 pm

I understand that she is a performer and her job is entertain the public but not using domestic violence as it was a kiss between two (wo)men.
You can sell your body, but at least you must keep some dignity. Domestic violence is a very delicate subject to be treated like that and she is treating like it was an anecdote. Some people had died, die and will die.
The show business it’s had but that deserves respect.

#10 kpriss on 12.19.09 at 2:23 pm

Sadly that’s how some people end up saying that she had it coming :( because her incoherence and shallowness in treating with a serious matter tend to be passed on as a fashion. Nowadays when children and adolescents receive more education from the media (and I’m not talking just about the plain old fashioned TV) and when their role models are more likely to be stage performers than scientific personalities, Rihanna’s actions and reactions could have more impact than she’d ever dreamed it would.

#11 schnellie on 12.22.09 at 6:10 am

Take some clothes on, please. I can’t see it again and again. That’s so boring.

#12 cc on 01.01.10 at 2:50 am

Indeed. Rihanna is a singer not a porn star so no need to pose like one. It isn’t artful or shocking or stylish so why do so many young singers, actresses etc continue to strip for men’s mags? They’re usually all beautiful woman – yet they seem to think they must remove their clothes to prove it.

#13 reikko on 01.01.10 at 1:09 pm

So beautiful but so cheap & tacky. Young girls have no idea & then they wonder why they get into trouble. Oops it is official – I have turned into my ma!

#14 arye on 02.11.10 at 5:47 pm

all i got 2 say bout rihanna is zexxy hott i have had a crush on her since she first came out so sweet and zexxy

#15 Pater Mady on 06.08.10 at 3:14 pm

I like it … The New Rihanna is waw :X verry sexy and more beautiful i think … That’s in my opinion

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