Rihanna as GQ’s Obsession of the Year 2012

Rihanna's promotional campaign is in full effect. The latest stop before her new album Unapologetic arrives on November 19 is a cover feature in GQ's "Man of the Year" issue. Accompanying the editorial piece, the Caribbean beauty poses nearly naked in front of the camera much to the joy of the male part of this world and beyond. Besides indulging in those images above, read an excerpt of the piece below and find the piece in its entirety here.

Robyn Rihanna Fenty rides swells of chaos and controversy and celebrity with the nerve and control of a champion big-wave surfer. When we meet in October, she's on the verge of releasing Unapologetic, her seventh studio album in seven years. (The last six have sold more than a million copies each.) She's been named the most downloaded artist ever, the most popular star on Facebook, the sexiest woman alive; she's reached nearly 3 billion views on YouTube; she's Rihanna Inc., a multimillion-dollar enterprise. She's 24. "Sometimes a person looks at me and sees dollars. They see numbers and they see a product, " she says. "I look at me and see art. If I didn't like what I was doing, then I would say I was committing slavery.