Ssssultry? Rihanna ditched her clothes for snake-wear (the live, slithering kind) on the cover of British GQ's 25th anniversary issue. The singer, always one to constantly push every boundary imaginable, worked on the shoot with superstar artist Damien Hirst for the publication's special edition.
The R&B hitmaker stripped down for the shoot wearing nothing but a diamond-encrusted thong, a crown of snakes on her head and a python draped around her. If she was afraid during the bold shoot, Rihanna's emotion was well-hidden beneath a pair of cat-eye contacts. The overall look harkens back to Greek mythology, where Medusa, a hideous monster with living serpents in place of hair, would turn onlookers into stone if they stared at her directly.
However, it seems the "Stay" singer had a soft spot for her scary co-stars in the Hirst-directed shoot. She took to her Twitter and Instagram accounts and shared, "Love playing with dominant animals! These 2 were double the trouble but they're superstars!!!"
Rihanna's Diamonds World Tour ends Nov. 15 in New Orleans.
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Rihanna Gets Naked, Channels Medusa in Damien Hirst-Directed Cover of British GQ's Anniversary Issue