SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Actor Idris Elba attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Star Trek Beyond" at Embarcadero Marina Park South on July 20, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Do I need to say anything more than “Idris Elba SHIRTLESS”?!  OK, I’ll explain…

Idris is on the cover of the August issue of Essence magazine and they have video from his photo shoot and he’s shirtless!  I’ve loved Idris Elba since he played Stringer Bell in “The Wire” so I’m all over anything Idris, especially shirtless Idris!  Enjoy!

Idris Elba in All His Shirtless Glory | ESSENCE

Idris talks talks to Essence about his groundbreaking Showtime miniseries and his new film co-starring Matthew McConaughey--and yes, he takes his shirt off. Subscribe to ESSENCE - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=essence ESSENCE is the Black woman's guide to what's hot now - our stars, our style, our lives.

If you want to check out Idris’ Essence magazine article (which I’m sure will have MORE pics), it will be out on July 14th!

Here’s what Idris had to say about it: “Truly proud to be on the cover of @essence August issue!”

Come relax with me ???? Truly proud to be on the cover of @essence August issue! Available on newsstands 7/14

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