Rihanna Gets Her Swag Back in London

Jay-Z and Rihanna

Although it was not raining in London, Rihanna still reigned supreme during her concert presented by Nokia at the O2 Academy, Brixton on Monday (Nov. 16). She performed new material from her fourth album Rated R live for the first time, surprising fans with Jay-Z on “Run This Town” and Young Jeezy on her new single “Hard.”

Little Miss Sunshine ran through familiar songs such as “Unfaithful,” “Live Your Life,” “Disturbia,” and her biggest hit to date “Umbrella,” bringing out Jay once more and cementing her position as pop’s new princess.

Video via Mr. World Premiere

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42 Comments

  1. Forever Kenny

    YASSS. The audio needs to fixed.

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  2. VaunTV

    Yasss She Slayed..Good Job RiRi.

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  3. Tracie

    I just read a review that said her performance sucked. That she had NO stage presence and her show was not engaging AT ALL! She needs to work on that…a pretty face can only take you so far. What is she gonna do when the hype from the infamous “incident” dies down. Honestly that is the only reason people are checking for her right now.

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    what? Reply:

    @Tracie, they are checking for her because she has had more top 20 hits than most artists you idiot!

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    chi Reply:

    @what?, yeah dats what people dont get to understand!she has 12 top ten hits only 2nd to beyonce this decade. and also has five no.1 on billboard tying with beyonce! this is all b4 chris brown incident! people are now saying rihanna is famous cos of dat incident! very stupid! i mean ‘umbrella’ was the song of the decade!

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  4. JR

    the video is slow w/t the sound

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  5. BIBI

    LMAO ! SHE SOUNDED HORRIBLE.

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    koolakidd Reply:

    @BIBI, she sounds better than you bitch now sit down hater.

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  6. Leslie

    I watched it live. I think she did a pretty good job. She’s definitely improved some. Loving her new album too.

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  7. Dame.

    Effortless! She makes it look to easy!..This chick is destined for all types of greatness..she’s amazing.. So glad she’s back..looking forward to continuing to watch her prosper!

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  8. idruski

    I love You Rihanna! haters will hate!

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  9. booksmart234

    come on rap up, who reviewed this mess? a Rihanna stan? talking about “her reign” and “pop’s princess”… what? everyone knows this girl sucks at performing and i don’t even need listen/watch to prove that. smh.
    I can’t wait til she releases this damn album so i can stop seeing her all over my computer screen. I’m mad that these kids make this talentless girl so popular. PLEASE SUPPORT REAL TALENT!! PLEASE SUPPORT REAL TALENT!!

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    X Reply:

    @booksmart234, u just negated ur argument by saying u didnt need to listen/watch. that’s like judging a book by its cover. and using “everyone” is such a blanket statement. stop telling others how to think.

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    booksmart234 Reply:

    @X, sweety stop getting upset over my comment. i have an opinion just like everyone else. and im just expressing it like everyone else. i said i don’t need to listen/watch because i already know that rihanna will just be walking around, no stage presence or energy. i’ve seen her perform on tv in many awards last year and she did bad in all of them. please it’s nothing new so i’m not judging anything by it’s cover.

    i wish her label wouldn’t shove her down peoples throat and instead support real artist

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    koolakidd Reply:

    @booksmart234, its not labels who shove her down peoples throats. its the fans who request the music all over the world. so why dont u shut it and if u dont like her music then dont listen to it. she is obviously making money with 20 #1 hits and shes only been in the game for 5 years.

    and thats my opinion.

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  10. Giselle

    She shines on stage! Her voice matured a lot since the last album.

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  11. HMM

    Rihanna’s presence is a must. she has IT!

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  12. Antonio

    SHE IS LIP SINGING MAJORITY OF THE SONG LIKE 90%

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    koolakidd Reply:

    @Antonio, no she not u idiot

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  13. GeeMan

    Sorry but even the vocals some what improved she still sounded terrible. Look at what media hype can do for a career because if that is talent anybody can score a deal.

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    koolakidd Reply:

    @GeeMan, well its more talent than what you and every other hater will have. cause the only talent you have is writing worthless criticism and being a hater. she is overall a wonderful woman and has to be one of the most down to earth artists in the game.

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  14. Antonio

    SHE LOOKS HAPPY & CUTE. I LUV SONGZ SHE PERFORM. BUT SHE NOT A GOOD PERFORMER 2 ME

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  15. Mimi

    I luv riri but i’m scared 4 her perfomance 4 da AMAs…lst yr her performance sucker ass n it’s no different in these performances

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  16. lame

    ok even rihanna stans have got to be practical. like i mean i know i stan for bey but its cause she’s good. rihanna sounded bad…real bad. ya’ll cant say that sounded good…cmon…like for real.

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  17. Catie

    Pop princess? Eh, i don’t think so. She’s more of a style princess. I’m not hating on Rihanna or anything but when it comes to performing, she doesn’t impress me. I have never seen one performance by her where i was blown away after. She doesn’t have stage presence to me like artists like Britney, Beyonce and even Lady Gaga have.

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    chi Reply:

    @Catie, britney? come on! have u seen her lately? i know rihanna doesnt have the strongest vocals but i listened carefully to her umbrella performance she did well and pulled it off! and she sings live! britney doesnt…and her voice is no difference dan lady gaga’s. give rihanna time she will spice things up…and the crowd were roaring dat means they liked it! p.s. i love the dont stop the music performance!

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    Catie Reply:

    @chi, I have seen Britney lately and she’s killing it. Check out some recent performances from her tour. Rihanna just doesn’t do it for me but I still like her music.

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    chi Reply:

    @Catie, are u kidding me? britney what? britney lost the ability to dance! she doesnt own the stage just walks around laziness! no effort what soever! her shows suck!and she lipsynchs the whole time! no voice! the only reason her shows are on is bcos of brainwashed fans like u! i mean britney has practically received one of the worst reviews a tour can get! some calling her ‘fat lazy cow’! and rihanna is way better even if she just makes the effort of singing live! and rihanna has turned into a diva beyond her age! she’s moving towards legendary status!

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  18. Mary

    love it!

    amazing concert

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  19. Rap*

    She sounds great. THICK and strong

    Haters stay mad bc ur fav artist is a flop.
    Jealousy is a bitch

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  20. miss L

    some people are so naiff ,……………

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  21. LaMont

    Rihanna has more sex appeal than any other artist out right now.

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  22. rockwitu

    Great job Rihanna. She is running this town! LOL, she did a fantastic job.

    Just like she said, That Rihanna Reign Ain’t Gonna Let UP

    lmfaoooooooooooooooo

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  23. Joyams

    Her new album is good. For those who say that people care about her just because of the incident with chris brown are so funny. I mean, i’m not rihanna fan, but come on! Good girl gone bad did not sell 7 millions (and 35 millions with singles) with that.
    And seriously, why people compare on each article beyonce rihanna lady gaga amerie… Who cares??

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    chi Reply:

    @Joyams, she did sell 7 million. 3 mil in us and 4 mill world wide…..so far she has sold fiftenn mill..albums worldwide!

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    Joyams Reply:

    @chi, so what?

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  24. Beyonce Stan

    The wait is ova… Love u RiRi!

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  25. sosicc_witswagga

    i like russian roulette better on the album she got a pretty gud album i downloaded it for free and she does sound off key but nun less i dont have a problem with watchin her performance i can actually watch it cuz im a big fan of music period but she sounds horrible on russian roulette… i got to admit i like her swag on g4l, please dont stop the music, umbrella, distrubia and unfaithful are my joints for real even though umbrealla and distrubia got illumanti written all over it but dey my favs and dis is coming from BEYONCE NUMBA 1 FAN 4 LIFE…

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  26. Kilyan

    JuSt a pretty faCe with a good PR team.
    That’S it.
    We all know that.

    Poeple better stop pretend she has talent.

    Tamia has talent
    Deborah Cox has talent
    Amerie has talent
    Chanté Moore has talent

    And i’m sorry ..but she is taking advantage of what happenened with CB…” No I don’t wanna talk abou it “…& one month before releasing the Album ” Yeah , CB has beaten me up…” .

    Someone said it on the Top before me :

    ” Support real talent ” ..

    but poeple media’s do not understand that…

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  27. kevnas

    wait till u listen to chris briz new album. ya heard

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  28. Makaveli

    Pinch yourselves and learn to appreciate others when they are doing great. If you thinks she hasnt got the talent then stand up and challenge her..some of you commenting can not race a kilometre at all. Why talk too much? whatever, happened with CB is bad story of course you have head people talk about Dads that have treated there mothers/children badly and i feel that should not run in our generation wake up. CB did it wrongly, he would be a bad dad if he does not change. Rihanna has the talent and i wish you the best…

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  29. whyohwhy

    Why is it when people say that Rihanna cant sing or perform you wanna call it hate? I believe it’s called expressing your opinion! Her vocals were terrible! You who are excepting her sounding like this is the reason why she did all that walking around and partying instead of taking vocal lessons, dance lessons or learning how to entertain her paying audience. If you continue to except this than there’s no hope for the music industry.

    Rihanna SUCKS! She’s a TERRIBLE entertainer!!!

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