Rihanna Covers Vogue U.K., Talks Being a Sex Object

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Rihanna sizzles on Vogue U.K. November.

Michelle Williams isn't the only one channeling Marilyn Monroe at the magazine stand these days.

For the November cover of Vogue U.K., Rihanna ditches her well-maintained (but not so wallet-friendly) cherry-red mane (and recent bleached crop) for a platinum blonde wig straight out of Some Like It Hot.

The singer also sports an elegant floral-print Armani Privé couture gown for the Alasdair McLellan-shot cover, but turns up the heat with an inside fashion spread that sees her going pantsless in a black ensemble topped off with a beret. (Irish farmers, avert your eyes.)

Still, the Emporio Armani Underwear campaign star is quick to dismiss her racy persona.

"That’s not me," she tells the magazine. "That’s a part I play. You know, like it’s a piece of art … I just want to make music."

Hey, might as well have fun while you're doing it, right?

For more Rihanna, visit Vogue U.K. online and pick up the November issue, out October 6.