Rihanna and her nude pictures could be a hot topic now, but it is no more surprising that the word nudity almost certainly is the perfect synonym of Rihanna. The pop sensation recently got naked for an adult entertainment French magazine, Lui. She got completely topless there, baring her full nipples on the cover page, in which she appears in just a hat and a tiny pair of briefs. In her photo shoot, Rihanna candidly displayed her hidden treasure in the appealing shots. Mario Sorrenti shot the photographs, and in the photo shoot, the 26-year-old Barbadian star puts on not much more than a bikini bottom, gold body jewelry and a bucket hat.
That is not the entire story. Lui published several fascinating nude photos of Rihanna. In one of them, she is seen resting on her belly by a swimming pool, with her uncovered bottom on display to view. In another photo, she puts on just a black net g-string as she sits on the border of a diving timber.
Rihanna, the bad girl, is well-known for her lewd pictures, so it appears as no shock that she went topless for Lui. What is shocking is that the singer shared the non-censored topless and bottomless photos from the French magazine shoot on her Instagram and Twitter accounts. The pictures are still available on Twitter, but Instagram in no time removed the topless photos because they broke their code of conduct.
It is just been a week since the singer was seen dropping her underwear for a Brazil Vogue shoot. A French men’s magazine released the cover photo on Twitter on Tuesday. Lui also posted a Twitter photo collage that shows a behind-the-scenes look of the racy photo shoot.
Rihanna’s risque photo shoot is not the only thing that has created controversy; rather, nudity and Rihanna always go hand-in-hand. With nudity and spicy activities, it is quite possible that she has appeared in the news more times for her antics than for her career achievements.
However, she is in fact still a celebrity, which is the reason Rihanna and her nude pictures matter. TIME Magazine named Rihanna one of the most influential people in the year 2012. Although no one can deny the pop star’s talent, per the magazine’s own explanation, the yearly list of Time 100 includes individuals who can inspire others, entertain, challenge and change the world.
Rihanna loves her body and is not ashamed of showing it off or even posing nude on magazine covers. She is sexy, has a banging body and if she wants to wear her birthday suit all day long and share it with her fans, that is her own choice. But in recent days, she has clearly been making an effort to share it more than normal. One day, she is out to a Brooklyn Nets game in a tight white tank, wearing no bra at all. Another day, she is on the cover of Vogue Brazil. However, her most risqué appearance ever could be her most recent, on the cover of French adult entertainment magazine Lui, where she is both topless and bottomless. So, what could be next? One could logically throw this question to Rihanna now.
Others wonder why a star like Rihanna, who seems clearly to be a disturbed female and in need of professional help, is paid money to demean herself through unwise collaborations while at the same time being applauded for her influence on society. Even more worrying is that she has the power to be very influential on her fans, who range from sensitive teenagers to normal adults, and she appears to be exerting that influence by releasing nude pictures of herself.
Opinion by Rahad Abir