2011's Sexiest Woman Alive Is...

Rihanna, according to 'Esquire'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2011 8:56 AM CDT
Updated Oct 15, 2011 7:00 PM CDT
2011's Sexiest Woman Alive Is...
In this cover image released by Esquire, singer Rihanna is shown on the Nov. 2011 issue of "Esquire." The issue is available on newsstands nationwide on Oct. 16.   (AP Photo/Esquire)

(Newser) – Rihanna takes the "Sexiest Woman Alive" crown from Minka Kelly in the new issue of Esquire. But, of course, the most interesting quote from her interview has to do not with sexiness, but Chris Brown. Though she resented her ex for a while, that anger "was taking up too much of my time," she says. "It was too much anger," and now she's moved on and is "really excited to see the breakthrough he's had in his career." Brown is still serving probation for attacking Rihanna in 2009, the AP notes.

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"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?" she continues. "I really like the music he's putting out. I'm a fan of his stuff. I've always been a fan. I would never wish anything horrible for him. Never. I never have." (Read more Chris Brown stories.)

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