One of the finer men’s magazines, Esquire, named Rihanna the sexiest woman of 2011. The issue drops on Oct. 16th but they posted some interview excerpts and photos from the full spread. In an honest moment, RiRi talked about being happy for Chris Brown’s success and a fan of his music.

It’s incredible to see how he pulled out of it the way he did. Even when the world seemed like it was against him, you know? I really like the music he’s putting out. I’m a fan of his stuff. I’ve always been a fan. Obviously, I had some resentment toward him for a while, for obvious reasons. But I’ve put that behind me. It was taking up too much of my time. It was too much anger. I’m really excited to see the breakthrough he’s had in his career I would never wish anything horrible for him. Never. I never have.

behind the scenes video and photos after the jump…

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