Rihanna sexes up the cover of the November issue of Esquire, wearing only body oil, a few strategically placed green leaves and immeasurable sex appeal. RiRi is going au naturel with this cover which will get the pulses racing. Does RiRi have the capacity to not be sexy? We don't think that's possible! She is the mag's Sexiest Woman Alive for 2011.

The accompanying interview is just as racy and provocative. The singer admitted that she wasted too much time resenting her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown after their domestic dustup and she decided to turn over a new leaf regarding the singer! Perhaps that's where those cover leaves came from?

"It was too much anger," Rihanna said about letting her emotions towards him eat up her time in the aftermath. "I'm really excited to see the breakthrough he's had in his career." Despite enduring a small commercial setback after the news that he battered his ex became public, Brown rebounded with this year's 'F.A.M.E.,' which landed at No. 1 on the sales charts and yielded many pop hits, such as 'Look at Me Now.' The album eventually attained gold-selling status.

"It's incredible to see how he pulled out the way he did. Even when the world seemed like it was against him, you know?" Rihanna said. "I really like the music he's putting out. I'm a fan of his stuff. I've always been a fan." Wow, Rihanna is in a much better place regarding her ex, isn't she? "I would never wish anything horrible for him. Never. I never have," she finished. That is such an adult, mature attitude for her to have.

We bet Breezy is kicking himself for his actions, which caused him to lose Rihanna. She looks better than ever; her new album 'Talk That Talk' is one of the fall's most anticipated; and she has the strength to forgive. RiRi's quite the catch.

Pick up the issue of Esquire, which lands on stands on Oct. 16. The rest of the photos are sexafied, with RiRi getting a lil' dirty and earthy, too.