Kelly Rowland gets naked -- sort of -- for the cover of the new issue of VIBE. While she's not letting it all hang out a la Rick Ross, the 'Motivation' singer is still pretty exposed in the erotic and alluring picture.

Rowland is pictured cupping her breasts and for a second, you might just notice that she is wearing black nail polish. The R&B diva, who is really stepping out from behind her former Destiny's Child groupmate Beyonce's shadow this year, is also peering right at you with a sexy stare. Her shiny black locks are usually stick straight and perfect, but on this cover, they are all disheveled like she just rolled out of bed … With you! It's one of the hottest covers on the newsstand and there should be a hole burned through the shelf thanks to this image.

The accompanying story is just as hot as the naked cover itself, with Rowland addressing her recent success with her new album 'Here I Am,' which follows the not-so-successful 'Miss Kelly.' Rowland also mentions how she frequents sex shops. Yes, sex shops. We told you this feature was hot.

On her last album doing better in Europe and being compared to Beyonce:
"People still compare me to B over there. I said in an interview recently, 'You know, if you guys would be a little bit more intelligent and ask me about myself we’ll have a much better interview.' You can’t want a story from me and keep asking me about the past."

Damn, Kelly Rowland will put you in your place, journalists! Don't go there with the "B" questions. The "K" questions are just as interesting.

On the sexual energy of 'Motivation' and sex shops:
"I just loved the song so much. And yes, I can relate to it. I came into my sexuality while I was recording this album. I can walk into a sex shop now and not worry about what people would say if they saw me in there ... [I go] with friends on the low. I go at the right time. Nighttime. 1 AM. The really good ones are open that late."

We love when Kelly Rowland gets a little naughty. And thanks for the advice, Kel.

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