Rihanna Channels Medusa on GQ Cover

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After going goth on the cover of 032c, Rihanna graces the cover of yet another magazine. To celebrate GQ‘s 25th anniversary, the 25-year-old singer strikes a deadly pose as Medusa for the British magazine’s December issue.

A topless RiRi sports contacts, while snakes sit atop her head and a boa constrictor wraps around her neck.

The shoot was art directed by Damien Hirst, one of the world’s most highly-acclaimed living artists.

In Greek mythology, Medusa was a monster, who would turn onlookers to stone if they looked at her hideous face.

“Medusa head on me like I’m ‘luminati!!!! She. x Damien Hirst #GQ #25thAnniversary #COVER,” tweeted RiRi.

See the full portfolio in the special anniversary issue of GQ, which hits newsstands in the U.K. on October 31.

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33 Comments

  1. Sebastian

    How appropriate.

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  2. Lola

    They should have darkened the background so there would be a greater contrast. But considering who she’s channeling and its Halloween release date I actually like the cover. Very different than Rihanna traditional covers.

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  3. Klau

    Alliyah
    Queen Of The Damned Realness
    Bless her,
    she tries waaaaayyyy to hard!
    Every Rihanna fan (13 to 25 year olds)
    be googeling Hirst now!
    LMAOOOOO ROOOTTTFFFFFLLL

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    Kam Reply:

    @Klau, Right!! I said the same thing

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    Mohamed Reply:

    @Klau, Exactly!

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    Nunofyobusiness Reply:

    @Klau, I’m a fan of hers and do not fit in the age range. Some of you guys blindly misjudge the artists fan base. Stick to just opinions.

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    MRB Reply:

    @Klau, You need to have a seat! How is she copying Aalyiah when they were 2 totally different characters? While Rhi is Medusa and Aalyiah was a vampire queen. Anything to misjudge her. These 90s kids need to educated themselves and I also dont fit in the artists fan base!

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  4. KenBarbUK

    ermmmm :(

    Not Feeling This,Medusanna

    The Snakes Looks Like A Hat,Should Have Gone With The Snake On Her Neck

    Doesnt really scream a 25th Anniversary Cover.

    Could have been better for an album cover

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  5. Sleazy

    What in the name of ugliness does NOTHING for her

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  6. @Princejawsh

    Dope! Especially since its the Halloween edition!

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  7. Meme

    Hate these photos and cover

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  8. Sushi

    I like it. It’s so.. new of her. Contrast to her risque photos :)

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    karamelkisses Reply:

    @Sushi, rihanna naked is new to you? this is what her career is. #wheresthegrowth #sameolsameol

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    divinebrown Reply:

    i’m pretty sure that was sarcasm my dear @karamelkisses… ;)

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  9. JD

    A whole load of snakes

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  10. stephenc

    Really distasteful. Riahanna with snakes, fanges, and a mesdussa head? GQ supporting satanic symbols now, trash. Won’t buy any more of their magazines.

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    Nathan Reply:

    @stephenc i don’t think you’ll be missed from their favorite customers duh. I swear y’all having bets on who will have the most dumb comment on each Rih’s article. Get a life, take care of your mom something

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    BobRight Reply:

    @Nathan, how was his comment dumb? It was insightful, the imagery is satanic. Maybe do some research yourself? Lets not even begin to mention the tattoo on her chest of the god Isis also.

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  11. Taylor

    Rihanna asked. Shocker

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    Taylor Reply:

    @Taylor, correcting myself here, Rihanna naked , shocker

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  12. Chris

    She’s a witch And her music is terrible

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  13. me

    this won’t help her + GQ sales. If it’s not satanic then devil is not real.

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  14. QueenBeyonce

    how many magazines did she cover today keep doing you Rih

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  15. BEDSTUYFLY

    WOW THIS IS CRAZY DOPE. ORIGINAL!

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    Stop copycats Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, Aaliyah did it first so originality is out of this equation. Take a seat.

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    MRB Reply:

    @Stop copycats, Actually your wrong! Aaliyah never did a photo shoot as medusa! She was in a movie and took photos where she was a vampire queen in queen of the damned that might look similar but this is an original shoot! No one really has managed to bring it like the real medusa using real snakes!Before you tell someone to have a seat you might want to educate yourself first! You 90s kids don’t no anything!

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    Stop copycats Reply:

    @MRB, actually honey the infuence in the photoshot is Aaliyah, don’t be such a fool! most of these concepts rihanna does is a rip off of baby girl!
    In ‘we need a resolution’ she holds a snake but she is dressed classy cuz she natural beauty unlike slutanna that can’t sell shit without taking her clothes off. Take multiple seats boo.

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @Stop copycats, DUMB ASS! IT CLEARLY SAYS “POSE AS A MEDUSA”, A MYTHOLOGICAL GREEK GODDESS. NOT AALIYAH.

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  16. Mickey

    Rihanna`s collaboration with Damien Hirst looks like her answer to Miley Cyrus re her collaboration with Terry Richardson.

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  17. 850DIVA

    This isn’t an original photo if she’s mimicking Medusa duh everyone trying to get smart and rowdy I was waiting to read someone saying Medusa is was and always will be the original. All y’all dumb asses sit down and take multiple seats. And yes that is the Isis in the middle of her breast and illuminati symbol as well.

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  18. anita

    Ciara is better than you!

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    bibi93 Reply:

    @anita, true

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  19. kevin

    you r out going and always fun. You are a entainer you are beautiful keep doing what you enjoy to do.

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