`Topless` Rihanna poses with snake for new photoshoot

London: Rihanna went topless and picked up a snake for a portfolio of pictures taken to celebrate British GQ`s 25th anniversary

Styled by artist Damien Hirst, the 25-year-old singer covers her face with her hands and shows off her black talon nails, in one of the pictures.

In another more revealing snap, the `Umbrella` hitmaker stands shirtless while covering her boobs with her arms, as she holds the slithering snake which is resting on her shoulders, the Mirror reported.

Rihanna shared a picture of the shoot on Instagram.

The singer is portrayed as Greek mythological character, Medusa, who was known for having a hideous female face with living venomous snakes for hair.