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Pulse List Rihanna’s top 5 nude magazine covers

Refresh your memory and look at Rihanna's top 5 and hottest nude magazine covers.

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Rihanna for US Vogue magazine


Yesterday (Thursday, March 17, 2016) global pop star Rihanna, 28, shot her latest music video ‘Needed’ in Miami.

In of the pictures taken by Daily Mail Rihanna was almost naked and holding a gun. This shouldn't be surprising to Rihanna’s fans. Riri has no qualms in stripping down to her birthday suit.

Rihanna on the set of her 'Needed' video shoot in Miami play

Rihanna on the set of her 'Needed' video shoot in Miami

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Throughout her career the Roc Nation singer has graced covers naked, pushing the boundaries of public exposure. At the beginning Rihanna wasn't comfortable in showing her skin.

I had to fake it till I made it. That’s what I had to do. I had to pretend that I was as comfortable. I really was not…I just felt like I had to fake it. I had to just go for it. In Barbados, we have a very sexual culture” Rihanna told Oprah Winfrey during an interview in 2012.

I’m 24. I can do that now. I can experiment and try things” she further said. Indeed, she has tried many things after that interview.

Today (Friday, March 18, 2016) Pulse is bringing to you Rihanna’s top 5 magazine covers.

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Rihanna on the cover of GQ in 2009

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1. GQ cover 2009

Rihanna showed off her skin on the cover of the GQ Magazine in December 2009. Riri was topless and revealed her lovely body as she rocked a pair of brown shorts.

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Rihanna on the cover of Esquire Magazine

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2. Esquire cover 2011

Two years later, Esquire Magazine crowned Rihanna as the ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’. On the cover of the magazine the singer is the modern day Eve who has a few sticky leaves on. Rihanna is nude on the cover, sitting and looking straight at the camera. Her tattoos give the photo an edgy look. Speaking to Oprah, Rihanna said she was confused by the title given to her. “I do not think about things like that…I don’t really even understand that. It’s flattering. Inaccurate, but flattering.

Rihanna on the cover of GQ magazine in 2012 play

Rihanna on the cover of GQ magazine in 2012

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3. GQ cover 2012 

Rihanna graced the cover GQ once again she was in her birthday suit of course. Wearing only a black leather jacket, Riri showed us the best of her including her new Egyptian tattoo inked delicately under her breasts. As she normally does, Rihanna slayed the cover.

Read: Watch hilarious African parody of 'work'

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Rihanna as Medusa in 2013

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4. GQ cover 2013

Gentlemen’s Quarterly called Rihanna again to don their cover. This time around the Caribbean singer appeared as Medusa with haunting eyes and snakes slithering on her head. 

Rihanna on the cover of Lui Magazine in 2014 play

Rihanna on the cover of Lui Magazine in 2014

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5. Lui cover 2014

Rihanna was a bronze hot beach girl on the cover of the French magazine. Rocking braids, a bucket hat, and pink underwear Rihanna dropped her sexiest cover yet. Her pierced nipples were on full display. On the cover Rihanna showed her inca tattoos also. Posting this picture got her banned on Instagram for a year.

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