London: Rihanna is considering an offer to strip for Playboy magazine for more than 1 million pounds. The publication’s founder Hugh Hefner feels the Bajan beauty would be a best-seller due to her global appeal.
A secret offer has been tabled to the 24-year-old singer, who has flashed the flesh in several raunchy shoots in the past, most recently in a poster campaign for her new fragrance Rebelle. According to sources, she is interested but is concerned about the impact on her younger fans.
Hefner, 86, has persuaded many stars to strip for his magazine, including singers Debbie Gibson, 41, and Dannii Minogue, 41, and Page 3 legend Sam Fox, 46.
“Rihanna and Hef are in top secret discussions at the moment. He sees Rihanna as the best music star to have on the cover,” a leading daily has quoted a source as saying.
“She is at the top of her game – beautiful, sexy and with huge international appeal. Playboy is not a sleazy porn magazine either, and allows the stars to get nude in a classy and sophisticated way. That aspect appeals to Rihanna’s creative side. Her main concern is that she doesn’t alienate her army of young fans who could think this is a little too risque.”
“Rihanna has got naked many times before and is very self-assured about her body. In the past she has been snapped topless and not been paid for it. Here she would be earning miore than a million for exactly the same thing,” the source added.
Sources at Playboy believe the ‘Umbrella’ hitmaker will sign up sooner or later and Hefner is sure she will be a huge seller for his product.