Sinead O'Connor

Sinead O'Connor photographed by Nicole Nodland on July 17, 2014 at Brunswick Studios in London. 

Nicole Nodland

Through the years, Sinead O'Connor -- who is featured on the cover of Billboard's Aug. 16 issue -- hasn't been shy about expressing unbridled lust for comedian Dave Chappelle and actor Robert Downey Jr., but she has never really gone into detail about her crushes. Until now.

Sinead O'Connor: The Billboard Cover Story

Billboard asked the singer-songwriter to elaborate and she obliged, revealing in the process that Chappelle's wife might want to watch her back. Her infatuation with Downey, she says, "is all about lust. He's gorgeous, and I think I could love him. But Dave Chappelle I actually love. I'd have to abandon Robert if it came down to him and Dave. I watch Chappelle on the telly, and I'm just like a Justin Bieber fan He is a genius with balls the size of Alaska. I can identify with that. My own balls are quite large."

But O'Connor says she's crushing on Chappelle for more than his talent. "As we say in Ireland, he's a ride," she says. "It means that if he were a bike, I'd be riding him around the country because he's so gorgeous."

Sinead O'Connor: The Billboard Cover Shoot

O'Connor says she has never met Chappelle, and perhaps it's best if that never happens: "I would be in jail now for sexual assault."

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This article first appeared in the Aug. 16 issue of Billboard.

Sinead O'Connor Billboard Cover

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