Rihanna has denied sexy snaps of her posing in racy underwear were leaked by a former lover - explaining she published the images herself in an official photobook released last year. Gossip website MediaTakeOut.com has obtained two raunchy shots of the Bajan beauty reportedly snapped for an unnamed sportsman lover in 2009 following her split from singer Chris Brown.
One photo shows the "Umbrella" hitmaker wearing just a pair of lace panties as she captures her semi-naked form in the mirror, holding her arms up to cover her breasts. But Rihanna has blasted speculation the snap was for a lover, insisting the picture was taken at a professional fitting and had been printed in 2010 coffee table book "Rated R".
She writes on her Twitter.com page, "If you pay attention, that is a professional behind the scenes photo ALREADY published in my book! In a fitting for Rated R!"