Rihanna Rocks Rockefeller Plaza for ‘Today’ Show [Video]

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Rihanna stormed the streets of New York City to kick off the “Today” show’s 16th annual Toyota Concert Series in Rockefeller Plaza, performing “S&M,” “What’s My Name,” “Only Girl (In the World),” and “California King Bed.” The red-haired siren gave viewers a “LOUD” awakening in advance of her North American tour, launching next month.

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47 Comments

  1. WhatTheF

    Loved it. Haters Stay Mad and keep watching :)

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    Tiffany Reply:

    @WhatTheF, looks good but i cant help but notice GAGA influences, well, cant be mad who can blame her for taking notes off THE QUEEN!

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    tt Reply:

    @Tiffany, awwww sooo yuuuuurrr mad lol no she didnt copy gaga..lol do yu mean d gaga who copies madonna, and every alternative artist out there

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  2. killas

    SHE. ATE. THAT.

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  3. Jordan

    this was EPIC.. Rihanna baby you rocked the world, seriosuly. She got the VOICE – HITS- BEAUTY !!! I cant wait to see Loud tour.

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  4. T-R-4EVER

    Well there’s no excuses to hate. Rihanna nailed these performances! you go girl! the #LOUDtour seem to be interesting.

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  5. Tiffany

    i feel as if she is stepping into katy perrys stupid kookiness territory, rihanna what ever happened to that edgy chick that slayed all them other bichs, you even had bey checking over her shoulder at one time of day, dont dissapoint please rihanna!

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    T-R-4EVER Reply:

    @Tiffany, Lol! you’re so lame.

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    Suck My Nuts Reply:

    @Tiffany, what are you even on about? First up there you said she was copying Katy Perry, now it’s Gaga. Both are complete opposites so it’s impossible.
    Sit \__

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    Tiffany Reply:

    @Suck My Nuts, i will suck your nuts and i mean putting on the craxy wigs for gaga but style wise katy perry i should of mentioned my BAD

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  6. Jay

    I can tell that she’s not lip-synching. HAHA. Now who says she can’t sing? just shut the fuck up! Her songs are hard to sing and you sayinng she can’t sing? naaaaaaaah

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  7. Tiffany

    the dancing in whats my name slays me

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  8. DION_ISH

    @Tiffany, Gaga Influence? Sorry I Dont See It. Esp. Since Rihanna was pushing the envelope in Fashion Before Gaga was even known.

    FYI — both are influenced, and take notes from Madonna who is the real Queen.

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  9. Giamma

    Queen!

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  10. who Gonna Check Me Boo

    I love it …dancing was great

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  11. Phoenix_Wright

    Am I the only one who saw that crazy ass fan grab and pull her while she was walking to the stage during S&M??? lol she still was singing too

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    jacq Reply:

    @Phoenix_Wright,

    YESSS! I thought it was just me! lol
    Can we say KIDNAPPED her ass right quick! lol

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    Phoenix_Wright Reply:

    @jacq, LOL exactly

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  12. Tiffany

    im afraid RAP-UP doesnt like the truth

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  13. lisa

    wow thos male dancers were a mess!!!!! her other dancers from her tour were so much better!!!!

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  14. back2basics

    luv this preformance

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  15. pierre

    Amazing !

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  16. Deecay

    lol! dead at that fan snatching her on her way to the stage.

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  17. say what

    rihanna was great, she sanged her butt off
    and looked great all the while doing so. shes proving that she has what it takes to keep
    her MARKETABLE & HER BRAND ON TOP….

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  18. say what

    with a great performance put on by rihanna and her crew there’s no way TIFFANY & HATERS
    can keepquiet because rihanna tore it up and of COURSE tiff and her gang has to VOICE THEIR DISPLEASURE WITH RIHANNA, SOS JUST A DIFFERENT DAY!!!!!!!!

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  19. MEEEE

    Im going to give credit where its due, I enjoyed watching the news this morning, She kept my attention, she DANCED, i love to see singers who sing dance music to actually DANCE and she did, She has a care free performance and thats what felt authentic. And she sanged California King Bed so well, I never heard it before, but i just bought it on ITUNES and she sounds good. Whats my name was dat SHITTT, S&M was a great entrance , even when that boy grabbed her and made her hit her knee she kept singing, (BUT WATCH HER FACE WHILE SHE WALKS DOWN, PAIN) lol. I think i just became a fan. How do i get inducted to the “RIHANNANAVY” Im buying loud right NOW. And this bitch fashion be changing but its always HOTT and she OWNs her clothes. SHe is the ONLY BITCH in the world that sells SEX so good, and she can sing, I WAS JUST BEING A HATER FOREAL , IM LIKING HER NOw. LMFAO.

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    Jase Reply:

    @MEEEE, Welcome to the Rihanna Navy! LOL.. You get inducted once you listen to G4L. “We’re an army better yet a Navy, better yet crazy, guns in the air!”

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  20. TiTiaanaDMV

    I wanna see her now on dat TOUR in Baltimore, Im mad she aint perform MAN DOWN. SHe gets BETTER AND BETTER EVERYTIMe, WISH she danced more tho. she has a unique energy she brings. Im liking this rihanna , she soo mainstream yet still in the URBAN community, and in our mouths, PEOPLE LOVE TO HATE THIS BITCH, i think thats wat made me like her

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  21. Name Here

    rihanna was voacally on ponit today as she alway is

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  22. TiTiaanaDMV

    Im going to give credit where
    Im going to give credit where its due, I enjoyed watching the news this morning, She kept my attention, she DANCED, i love to see singers who sing dance music to actually DANCE and she did, She has a care free performance and thats what felt authentic. And she sanged California King Bed so well, I never heard it before, but i just bought it on ITUNES and she sounds good. Whats my name was dat issh, she freaked it out, S&M was a great entrance , even when that boy grabbed her and made her hit her knee she kept singing, (BUT WATCH HER FACE WHILE SHE WALKS DOWN, PAIN) lol. I think i just became a fan. How do i get inducted to the “RIHANNANAVY” Im buying loud right NOW. And this bitch fashion be changing but its always HOTT and she OWNs her clothes. SHe is the ONLY GIRL in the world that sells sex so good, and she can sing, I WAS JUST BEING A HATER FOREAL , IM LIKING HER NOw. LMFAO

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  23. Jay S.

    IM EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED WITH THE WAY THE TODAY SHOW SET UP THE VENUE, IVE NEVER HAD ANY ISSUES WHEN IVE ATTENDED FREE CONCERTS AT BRYANT OR CENTRAL PARK. IT WAS HOT, OVER CROWDING INTO A TIGHT SPACE, PPL WITH THEIR CRAZY SIGNS PREVENTED PPL IN THE BACK FROM SEEING HER, AND BODY ODOR!

    AT BEST I SAW RIHANNA’S HAIR AND HEAD, SHE DID SOUND GREAT, BUT I WILL NEVER ATTEND A TODAY SHOW VENUE AGAIN!

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  24. Jasmine

    The show was great! I traveled from Philadelphia at 3am to see this concert. However I was upset that I was forced to stand behind the stage although I had been in line since 5:30am. I was also devastated that she didn’t choose people with the top ten signs as promised. I carried my humongous sign on the bus all the way from Philly and she didn’t even look in my direction.

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  25. Jfenty

    she kilt “S&M” and “whats my name” !!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. Alexandra

    I guess everybody’s entitled to their opinion so here’s mine…she sounded flat and the crowd looked and sounded bored. I liked her hair and outfit tho!

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  27. Sharp Tongue

    I love RiRi and she killed “What’s My Name”

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  28. Sleazy

    Realy if thats singing i wonder what alicia keys. whitney etc do? ri has no talent its obvious

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    maya Reply:

    @Sleazy, co sign!

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    Name here Reply:

    @Sleazy, if you dont like her dont you comment it s very simple that goes for eveyone who said it was bad

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  29. maya

    Wtf? I thought her voice was getting better until CKB. She was screaming during the chorus -__-

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  30. kingzzzz

    horrible performances

    as always
    shame on the people who buy that shit

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    nicole Reply:

    @kingzzzz, exactly!

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  31. nicole

    um NO! She sounds like a goat…

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    Jasmine Reply:

    @nicole, Lmao

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    A RihYonce' Stan, Reply:

    @nicole, bitch, you sound like a goat.

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  32. A RihYonce' Stan,

    Rihanna CONTINUES to improve! I dont give a fuck what a hater gotta say, she sounds better with each live performance…

    I could say some shit to the GaGa fans on here, but I wont… And Bey’s stans are truly pathetic.

    I swear, they go around, probably on every website, and talk shit if the artist isnt Beyonce… smh, get your head out her ass!

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  33. Jordan

    Almost perfect. girl you are the only girl in the world. Her voice was AmazinG ! she looks so sexy and damn she is so beautiful. Cant wait for tour

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  34. antonio

    Her voice is improving, but she’s still not a strong singer. But her dancing is still stiff and lame, but overall, I will give this performance a 7/10. I have seen much much better. And to the people saying her voice is amazing and her dancing is perfect, stop lying to yourselves. I understand that you may be die hard Rihanna fans and that’s fine, but do not delude yourselves into thinking she just gave this 100% perfect, epic performance, she strained vocally during all 4 performances and she basically stood there the entire time, and no I am hating on Rihanna, I am only giving constructive criticism. She really does need to work on her stage presence and her vocal control. If Rihanna really knew how to dance, was a vocal beast and wrote and produced her songs, Rihanna would be bigger than Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Ciara, Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, Adele, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Keri Hilson and Christina Aguilera combined. Rihanna still has a long way to go.

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