Pictures: Rihanna Poses Nude For 'Esquire' and Dishes on Chris Brown

| by Michael Allen

Rihanna has never been one to be shy. Now, she is appearing on the cover (and inside) of the November issue of Esquire magazine, strategically posed, without clothes. The magazine has named the 23-year-old singer their 'Sexiest Woman Alive.'

In an accompanying article, she talks about ex Chris Brown: "It's incredible to see how he pulled out of it the way he did. Even when the world seemed like it was against him, you know? I really like the music he's putting out. I'm a fan of his stuff. I've always been a fan."

"Obviously, I had some resentment toward him for a while, for obvious reasons. But I've put that behind me. It was taking up too much of my time. It was too much anger. I'm really excited to see the breakthrough he's had in his career. I would never wish anything horrible for him. Never. I never have.”

She also talks about her preference for her bus over a hotel: “I hate going to hotels when I’m on tour. I like to stay on the bus. I can sleep, I can shower, I can just pull up right to the venue every day. I work out. I have a trainer. So, she trains me wherever, whenever. Touring messes with my metabolism, so I have to get tight."

The singer also dishes on her diet: “I’m very stubborn when it comes to food. I don’t like to try new things. When I came to America, there were so many different cultures and tastes. I haven’t acquired a taste for a lot of things. Like, calamari? Jay-Z had to make me eat it. We have this thing called Taste Test Tuesdays or New Flavor Fridays or Substitute Saturdays.”