Rihanna Performs ‘We Found Love’ on ‘The X Factor’ [Video]

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Rihanna kicked off the U.S. promo for her new album Talk That Talk with an electrifying performance on Thursday’s “X Factor” results show. Fresh off her tour overseas, the pop diva delivered her No. 1 single “We Found Love” for the first time on television. Wearing torn jeans and a bomber jacket, RiRi reenacted scenes from the video with her dancers as neon signs lit up the stage.

The global superstar also shared some advice for the contestants. “You have to love what you do because if you don’t, it’s a waste of time,” she said. “If you love it, it never feels like work.”



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98 Comments

  1. Yeah

    slay

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    Weezy P*ssy Baby Reply:

    @Yeah, Nope. Looks Fat, Can’t Dance/Sing – Needs To Turn Down the Track! So We Can Hear You Sing!!! Lmao “Slay”.That Word Can be Used On Anyone Loooooooooool

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    wow Reply:

    @Yeah, wtf she aint slay nothing she lip the whole words only thing she said was “whats up x factor” but they want 2 get on kelly rowland ass 4 not singing live at the bet awards that shit aint cool n she cant dance

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    StarsAreBlind Reply:

    @wow, Kelly did sing live at the BET Awards #runthatshitback. Anyway, did Rihanna’s face look different to anybody, or was it just me. Even in the picture.

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    Gots 2 Be Real Reply:

    @StarsAreBlind, Kelly did not sing live, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that how hard she was dancing her voice was little breathy or when she removed the mic from her mouth she was still singing!!

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    StarsAreBlind Reply:

    @Gots 2 Be Real, calm down hoe. What do rocket scientists know about lip syncing?

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    OSL Reply:

    @StarsAreBlind, yeah I noticed that too

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    RihannaNavy Reply:

    @wow, she didnt lip sync at all… her background music was way too loud. dont act like you didnt fuckin hear her shut up

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    :) Reply:

    @wow, She DIDN’T lip sync! Her background music was just turned up LOUD!

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    Lina Reply:

    @Yeah, I do not give a f**k…my nephew was one of the dancers and they showed him hella…it was great…GO ZAY! AUNTIE LOVES YOU!

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  2. ThankMeLater

    worst advice EVER lmfao guurl.

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    RihannaNavy Reply:

    @ThankMeLater, YOU DUMBASS she said to Make sure music and performing is what you love with all your heart because if you dont you wont be able to handle it, it wont feel like work and it would be all around enjoyable. HOW is that bad advice? umm CLEARLY ITS GOOD ADVICE. LOOK AT RIHANNA. SUCCESSFUL OUT THE ASS. sit down.

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  3. Oonthada

    She HAS NOT sold 120 million recordss. TRSUT ME. X-Factor ALWAYS big up people album sales too much. SMH. Her stans finna go crazy.

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    Yeah Reply:

    @Oonthada,
    100 million singles sold (probably more) 20 million album sold = records. and also other stuff like videos, digital downloads etc…

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    RihannaNavy Reply:

    @Yeah, ACTUALLY 30 million records sold :)Rihanna is one of the best selling artists this generation. She has 11 #1 singles. No one thats active right now is on her level. Not even beyonce who only has 5……..

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    smilee Reply:

    @RihannaNavy, THATS RIGHT u let them know….so proud of her.

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    Redchainsaw Reply:

    @RihannaNavy, Beyonce Rehearsals alone blows away everything Rihanna has achieved,she reaches # 1 and they have no impact her most memorable single is Umberella

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    ronni Reply:

    @RihannaNavy, rihanna may have 11 singles but beyonce has 16 grammys and when she performs live she’s incredible.she doesnt need her backround music turned all the way up so you cant compare rihanna to beyonce

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @RihannaNavy, But Beyonce has 7 #1 albums (including those w/ Destiny’s Child). So while “Riri” is selling singles (catchy & contrived) … Beyonce will sell albums!

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    Ray Reply:

    @Oonthada, And it take a HATER to know that..smh

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    DRB Reply:

    @Ray, or someone who knows facts. Like Def Jam saying Loud sold 8 mil when its below 5.

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Oonthada, RECORDS = SINGLES, AND IN SOME CASES ALBUMS COULD BE RECORDS, BUT IN L.A REID AND DEF JAM ITS BOTH COMBINE, BECAUSE RIHANNA ONLY SOLD 20 MILLION WW.

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    Suckmydick Reply:

    @Oonthada, You’re right, she’s probably sold a lot more, since everyone today is a freaking pirate. Integrity is the thing of the past. Take you for example, hating on someone you know nothing about and are jealous of.

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  4. Giamma

    YAAAAASSSS!!!

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  5. Bianca

    Omg that performance was…hot! *in shock* I was so expecting a lifeless/mannequin performance. For the first time I can say Rihanna actually killed a performance. She needs to keep up this energy all the time!

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    Lina Reply:

    @Bianca, YES! IT WAS GREAT! MY NEPHEW IS THE ONE OF THE DANCERS THAT WAS ALL UP ON HER IN THE BEGINNING…BLACK GUY WHITE SLEEVES…I AM SOOOO PROUD OF YOU ISAIAH…ZAY ZAY…AUNTIE LOVES YOU! Rhianna is a little bigger in the face, but she is still beautiful and everyone should stop being hateful.

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  6. Billionaire

    That performance was the fun! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! Had me dancing & jumping at home!!

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  7. DRB

    That was a mess. I don’t even know why she had a microphone.

    Clearly she’s tired and didn’t have time to figure out a performance for this or You Da One. On her day in between shows, she’s flying from the UK to LA and then back again to squeeze in promo.

    She shouldn’t be putting an album out right now. She recorded in hotel rooms while on tour and she can’t promote it because she’s on tour. I’m waiting on her exhaustion fallout.

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    bitch you mad Reply:

    @DRB, .

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  8. c.j

    WAS THIS BITCH LIPSYING THE SONG??? SWDH

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    Whatcha_Sayin Reply:

    @c.j, The backing track was loud but at times u could hear her singing. No lip-synching here! What a performance!!!

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    @WillNomNoms Reply:

    @c.j, Almost all artists sing with a backing track and Rihanna has always used a backing track. Usually the live feed is louder than the backing track. In this case whoever handles that for the x factor fucked up big time and ruined the sound. The live feed was barely on although there were points where you could hear it. Even the backing track was low as hell! Whoever works on this show needs to be fucking fired cause they couldn’t handle the sound at all.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @@WillNomNoms, GTFOH! You do know that any show that has artists performing on it does sound checks right. So if the “backing track” was too loud during her performance on the show then it was that way during sound check. If she had an issue w/ it, she would have corrected it then. But she didn’t because she lipsynched 95% of that song.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @c.j,YES!

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  9. Looooééééiiiii

    ok. its 95% playback. That was a mess.

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  10. Ray

    Only the haters say its a mess, it was an a Good performance and the

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    ughreally Reply:

    @Ray, Have you watched a Tina Turner performance of her in her 40s and 50s, singing a great range of vocals and dancing without being out of breath. It’s not about hating. People just know better.

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    diego Reply:

    @Ray, how is a performance good when you sing to a track and not live smh some people will accept anything I see lol

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  11. katie

    I’m shocked that some bloggers and comments are saying she was lip syncing! It’s a back up track moron. I heard her and she did great. She use to get scared and have a shakey voice but she’s really got great confidence now. She did amazing and fixed her only problem. I love her as a performer, singer and artist. She listened to feedback and changed her one serious flaw. She gave a great performance.

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  12. Junior in Jamaica

    Why didn’t she attempt to sing?

    This was the X-Factor Rihanna, you should have SANG your song!

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  13. Redchainsaw

    Rihanna = Mediocrity

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  14. katie

    @Ray, agreed! She did a great job…shocked by negative feed back…she did so good I had to get on and see what everyone else was saying! She’s improved Sooo much. Most artist just get worse after they’ve hit super stardom…Britney spears use to perform giving her all now she just moves a little…rhianna has improved her live singing, and really put energy and smiles into her performances. I hope she continues to get better and better!

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  15. Way2Go

    R.I.P TO THAT STAGE!!! RIHANNA KILL’D THAT SHIT, STICK A FORK IN ME! SHE ATE THAT SHIT UP FOR DINNER. THERES NOTHING SHE CAN DO AND NO ONE CAN STOP HER. SHE HOTT. PPL LOOK FOR NEGATIVES, BUT NONE HERE

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Way2Go, This performance as well has your comment is negative. She fucking lip synched this entire song and she was jumping around the stage.

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  16. cece

    alot of lip singing was going on lol. ahhh i knew i was gonna have a good laugh. thank you riri you have made my night

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  17. Way2Go

    *cant

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  18. AH

    I could see if she was dancing…but this girl is LIP SYNCING for no reason…she’s just walking around…smh !! terrible performer. AND NO I’M NOT A HATER. I actually think the song is cool.

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  19. anonymous

    I hated this performance. However no shade to Rihanna. She works very hard. Maybe too hard, cause you can tell the girl is tired. This performance had way too much going on. She sang with the recording and most of the time she allowed it, to out sing her. She basically fist pumped, jumped, and screamed the whole time. I think she’s even put on some weight. BUT, again no shade here. The girl is a star no matter what, and whatever she touches turns to gold. So get some rest Rih! We all wanna see you at your best.

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    Way2Go Reply:

    @anonymous, VERY WELL SAID! thats how u give a classy critique

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    Mook Reply:

    @Way2Go, lol @ “classy critique”

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  20. Way2Go

    Some people don’t know what AUTOTUNE OR BACK TRACKING IS!!! STOP USING WORDS YOU DONT KNOW BEFORE YOU CHOKE ON ONE! How about gain ur own opinon and stop joining the bandwagon. You could clearly hear her voice. Like I said she SLLLLLLAAAAAAAYYYYYEEEEEEDD the stage

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Way2Go, Yeah if slaying is jumping and fist pumping she did a hell of a job. **Goes and Watch End Time real slaying**

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Way2Go, Maybe if you say it enough, you will start to believe it! P.S. Autotune is when the voice is synthasized and allows the register of the voice to go from a very high octive to a very low octive. A play back is a prerecorded track with vocals but you can sing along or over, something like karoke.

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  21. Sharp Tongue

    I love to see her dance.

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  22. Dwaynefighter

    I’m reading these comments like WTF??? HOW was this a horrible performance???? Rihanna is not a precise or meticulous performer- clearly y’all weren’t expecting some Janet Jackson type choreo, were y’all?
    And then to say she isn’t singing live… say what you want about her vocals, but Rihanna ALWAYS sings live. The backing track for this particular performance was just too loud, so it was almost as if u couldn’t hear her actually singing. But u did, and she was.
    This was a great, fun, high-energy performance. I loved it, the crowd loved it, the girl did damn good.

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Dwaynefighter, I know for a fact that she had to rehearse this performance, her team knew how high the back tracks should be so the audience could hear her. Rihanna “WE FOUND LIP SYNCH”

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    StarsAreBlind Reply:

    @KillBill, This isn’t the first time backing tracks were to loud; don’t act like it’s never happened before, and I’m sure all of those people had sound checks before too. The easy way around it is to not back the entire song, but at the end of the day that does not equal lip syncing.

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    Gots 2 Be Real Reply:

    @StarsAreBlind, Rihanna should not try it live #WeFoundLipSynch

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  23. Lisa

    I love Rihanna but that was embarrassing… she usually doesn’t lip synch

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Lisa, What? Get out of here!

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  24. Yo

    Haters the first ones to watch and comment? Rihanna wins again. STAY MAD she slayed.

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  25. Damian !!!!

    LA Reid Looked Like , “Bitch Fuck Was That?” But He Half Way Clapped Anyway. lmaooooo . Y’all Saw Rihanna Dancing Though ? Aowwww Getem Ri! lml

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  26. anonymous

    @ Everyone saying Rihanna lipsynched – She didnt (although tonight, I wish she would’ve). She sang into a live mic while the recording played. So at times when she wasnt singing you still would hear a vocal. If you pay close attention to her breathing and certain parts of the performance – you can hear her clearly. She even sounds like the track at times because she singing along with the original vocal.

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    Katie Reply:

    @anonymous, Loved her jacket!!! Anyone
    Know where I can buy one?

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  27. Cameo

    Wow clearly y’all are deaf. She did NOT lip-sync, she NEVER does. And she never really dances. This was meant to just be fun and energetic… thats exactly what it was. She did have a backing track, most artists do, and it might have been a little louder than it should have been, but she did her thing and worked that stage. It was a great, energetic, and fun performance!

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  28. Jfenty

    Love it !!

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  29. kuzz

    it didn’t look like her or sound like her its her double…

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  30. smarter

    it didn’t even look like RIHANNA or sound like her, you could tell that she was out of breath at the end and an accent when she talked at the end FAKEall the way!!!!!

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  31. Joyams

    Too bad she cannot sing it live at all because this song is just amazing. I’d rather see her change the song a bit and sing it live

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  32. Why?

    I love Rihanna, but this wasn’t a good song to sing live. This track is more of a dance track and she wasn’t even doing that. I mean, they should’ve turned down the backing track at least. She looked great as usual though.

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  33. Triniti

    Love the song, but…..not the performance.

    Damn.

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  34. anonymous

    Rihanna can sell however many records but she will never kill the stage. No wonder she got booed in the UK for being late to her own show, it’s not worth it.

    And she only works with the hottest producers to get her hits. I would love to her contribute to her so called music. She has nothing spectacular to offer except her looks. Waiting for the day Rihanna to amazes me.

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    UrBitchesCantTellMeNothing Reply:

    @anonymous, oh and that’s why she sold out 10 show at the same arena in london right? stfu bitch!

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    :o Reply:

    @anonymous,:D agree with u

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  35. T

    BEST performance of her career!

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    Joyams Reply:

    @T, are u for real…?

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  36. Hunter

    WTF STFU she was jumping and singing and till SUNG ON A FUCKING BACKTRACK!!Fuck u haters RIHANNA IS AMAZING!ooooo but when chris brown wanna fly and shit and lip sync yall be ok FUCK YALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!#RihannaFUCKINNavy

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    Hunted Reply:

    @Hunter, because he dances his butt off. Are you serious? Was that a real comparison. And he flew from stage to stage hundreds of feet off the air (a daring stunt? Did Rihanna do that?) and he landed and got right back into choreography.

    She was jumping up and down like she was an audience member and not a performer, the track was turned up loud to drown her out (Xfactor has 20 people on stage a week, it wasn’t their mics) She sung to a backtrack and still sounded weak and didn’t move but was still out of breath and sweaty.

    You like mediocrity. I know you’re just happy she moved around a little. If that’s good enough for you…okay

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  37. Billionaire

    Haters continue to “TALK THAT TALK” which is the point!

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    Gots 2 Be Real Reply:

    @Billionaire, FloP That Flop

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  38. LilRoyalty

    Yeeeeeeees Ri-Ri slaaaaaaaay..woooork I loved it..#WFL AT #1…#TTT IN 2 Days..CANT WAIT!!!!!!!

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  39. Hugh

    Slayed it. Love the growl on the FOUND

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  40. p.s my cookies slippery

    Great performance but my girl looks tired..and looks like she is.drinking alchol..her faced is puffed up…bad sign

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  41. Phoenix_Wright

    I don’t like how she pulled the mic away at the parts where she has to hold the note for a while. And you can hear that she was singing it lower than it is supposed to be sung.

    Nonetheless I still enjoyed it, the energy was there, it felt like the video. The dancers were going off and that little choreo section gave me some life.

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  42. koollllaid

    didn’t anybody see what i saw she didn’t even look like rihanna…..whatop

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    Katie Reply:

    @koollllaid, yeah ! It’s the first thing I noticed

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  43. vivica

    Who cares what you judges think about her?? Rih is happy and girl is living her life, making that paper. You go girl, just live your life, don’t let nobody tell you otherwise.

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    Jfenty Reply:

    @vivica, Amen to this!!! #RihannaNavy

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  44. dav

    a eliminada da semana é… Rihanna!!!!!!!! Mais ridicula impossivel numa tentativa desprezivel de se dizer cantora.

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  45. ANDARIEG0

    Couldn’t barely hear her vocals. You’ve been in the game for 6 years and you still can’t sing live? #ThatsAPROBLEM

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  46. tosha22

    as big as rhianna is she should have own that stage just straight up kill it like a rock star. jumping around is okay but i was looking for her to rip that stage.

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  47. wow77

    lip syncing. Her talent and artistics abilities are going to a hopless place. She can’t sing it live cause her vocals on the record are full of effects to make it on point. As her team know she can not sing it live they turned up the volume of the vocals to hide her real horrible voice. A true artist would do it without any lead vocal on the track

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    Kyle Reply:

    @wow77, I hate to say it but I agree with you. Her voice sounds good on all her songs but it makes you wonder how much they enhance and tweak around her vocals. Take away all that and I wonder what she would REALLY sound like…

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  48. D.KING

    Damn can the girl ever be given some credit?? She did a good job and there wasn’t lip synching being done the entire time either. That was her voice the song was playing in the background but her voice still overpowered it. I mean get off her ass and give the girl a break!! Rihanna did an amazing job and I must say that I like the singing and dancing duo. She should keep that up. i mean damn the girl flew here from her sold out tour in the UK just to perform here for the show. Of course she’s going to be tired but she pulled it off nicely!! Good job RIRI!!! AND THE HATERS CAN GO TALK THAT TALK!!!!! Seriously she wasn’t bad at all GOOD JOB RI!

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  49. Laurie

    I was surprised to see that she gained some weight ! Her cheeks are big but still look cute on her though. Now her performance she was singing I could hear her a little bit but she just made sure that the track played in the background takes over her live vocals so that we can’t completly hear her. No Rihanna you got to sing live girl if you want to be refer as a vocalist

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  50. Kyle

    Wow, just wow. I feel like I just got done watching a high school talent show. I don’t want to contradict myself but I really do consider myself a Rihanna fan. I will be buying “Talk That Talk” because her songs are super catchy but she really CAN’T PERFORM FOR SHIT. I am embarrassed for her because out of all the accolodes she receives, performances like this just leave me wondering why I continue to support an “artist” like this. The background music was sooo loud and when I did hear her singing it just wasn’t good.

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  51. mamario

    Looks like Rihanna is getting cortisone lately…her face looks like it!

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