Video: Rihanna – ‘Where Have You Been’

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Rihanna is fierce and fearless in the tribal video for “Where Have You Been,” the Dr. Luke and Calvin Harris-produced single off her sixth album Talk That Talk. The pop starlet, who was named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, shows off her fancy footwork and breathtaking beauty in the dance-heavy clip, directed by Dave Meyers (Missy Elliott, Janet Jackson).

“This one is just all performance. It’s all about evoking an emotion through your body,” said RiRi. “I was never gonna shoot this video if I couldn’t do choreography ’cause it would be pretty pointless. It would be disappointing.”

Watch her move to the beat of her own drum.



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175 Comments

  1. n

    OMG AWESOME!!

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    HEY RAP-UP Reply:

    @n,

    THE BEAT KILLS. BUT SHE CAN’T DANCE!!! SHE’S BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY FOR 7 YEARS AND SHE STILL LOOKS LIKE HER DANCING ABILITY IS ON THE COME-UP, SAME WITH HER VOCALS. SHE SHOULD BE SLAYING PEOPLE BUT SHE’S NOT! PERFORMANCE WISE SHE’S WACK.

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    Metal-skin Reply:

    @HEY RAP-UP, loL THIS BITTER B*TCH ^

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    Queen Reply:

    @HEY RAP-UP, wow.. stop being a hater. she slayed in her own lane!

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    Fa Reply:

    @Queen, i dont mean to compare but the same director directed for Miss Janet. Have you ever seen a bad performance by Janet!??? Now come again! If u do chroeography u are in the same lane with amazing people like Paula, Janet, Mya and Ciara! NOW SIT DOWN

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    HEY RAP-UP Reply:

    @Fa,

    YOU FORGOT, BEY! BUT THANK YOU.

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    Polly Reply:

    @HEY RAP-UP, I would respect ur opinion but I realize that u don’t EVER have something nice to say about her so u immediately get the HATER tag!!!

    These hatin hoes these games… Step ya shxt up!!

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    HEY RAP-UP Reply:

    @Polly,

    B*TCH I WAS A DEDICATED FAN OF RIHANNA, BEFORE SHE DECIDED TO F*CK HER SHIT UP! SHE A FOOL FOR THAT – YEAH I’M MAD, BECAUSE SHE COULD BE ONE OF THE BEST!!!

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    Theirthedevilschildren Reply:

    @HEY RAP-UP, YOU SPEAKIN THE TRUTH! I AGREE 1000%

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    Metal-skin Reply:

    @n, YES YES FUCKING YES Slayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!

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  2. Joshh

    First! Best video of her fucking career

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    INCAS Reply:

    @Joshh, pretty damn good! Hope all her vids from now are just as good as this or even better

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    . Reply:

    @Joshh, Try better next time, hun

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  3. marita

    naked, naked and naked ….its sooooo booring.

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    dexlovesrih Reply:

    @marita, bitch stfu!BYE!your opinon is never needed slut!lmaoooi never go off on rih haters..but today im going the fuxx offffffffffffff!!

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    WEFOUNDLOVE Reply:

    @dexlovesrih, Lmao yessssss go off.

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    Mellowyellow Reply:

    @marita, Girl bye, the songis fire and so is this video. Who’s your favorite singer? Brandy? Now that chick is fucking boring!

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    georgia23 Reply:

    @Mellowyellow, apparently having talent is boring… Go Figure. I’m not a Rihanna hater, I actually love this video and song, but let’s not get it twisted. Brandy could sing circles around Rihanna.

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    BigThings4Life Reply:

    Cosign @georgia23, circleeeeeessssss

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  4. jay$$

    I’m confused . I don’t understand the concept but it was . . . entertaining and aesthetically appealing, to say the least. I loved the choreography but I feel there are other artist who would’ve slayed it and presented it better.

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    ashley Reply:

    @jay$$, you’re obviously just a hater, if you listen to the lyrics, shit just look at the title and you would know the concept. You just don’t want to say it. and no one cares about other celebs.

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    xxxMONTE Reply:

    @ashley, OH GIRL SHUT THE HELL UP ;; IF HE THINK SOMEBODI ELSE WUDDA DUN IT BETTER THEN LET EM … CUZ HELL HER PON DE REPLAY CHOREO WAS STRONGER … SHIT GTFOH … AINT NOBODI A HATER CUZ THEY GOT A OPINION

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    dexlovesrih Reply:

    @jay$$, -__- its like girl,go somewhere you sound absoluetly fuxxin stupid!..bitch beat it..die slow!

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @jay$$, Hating ass hoe

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    Pressed Much Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, Its not hating its called stating an opinion you should try it sometime smh

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    Drinks On Me Reply:

    @Pressed Much, Lmao seriously haha

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    RiRiCellMate Reply:

    @jay$$, I agree. AND the Best video of her career is WFL. Even Unfaithful, Take A bow was better.

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  5. myke

    slayed my life.

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    Tiffany Reply:

    @myke, me too

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  6. Daniel

    BEST RIRI CLIP EVER!!!

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  7. KayKay

    Choreography was fire.

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  8. Jay

    Yes! Love it! Man, Rihanna is sexy! Just a really beautiful video and I love the dancing. Hottt! I gotta watch this one over and over. The song alone just kills…can’t stop listening! :)

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  9. Crazihova1

    Excellent!!

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  10. RIRISFAN

    VIDEO OF THE YEAR!! NO DOUBT!!! RIHANNA NAVY LETS BREAK THE RECORD FOR MOST VIDEO WATCHED IN 24HRS!!!

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  11. ilcaba

    OMG
    i love this video

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  12. Jay

    …seriously hottt! I can’t stop watching! I lI’ve how she’s in the water kinda like some sea erchant. And I like her hair like that. And Rihanna you Betta dance! :)

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  13. Moi Moi

    It’s progress. lol

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  14. jay$$

    How is this the video of the year tho ? It’s random . It doesn’t even coincide with the song .

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  15. relly

    It coincides with the song in the fact that she’s searching for someone.

    Her coming out the water is like …think Aaliyah in “Queen of the Damned”, the vampire goddess awakening because she hears the music/to find something. Then Rihanna goes back into the water, like a vampire back to their coffin. The looks are tribal but could also be mythological. Same thing for the dancing, it can be seen as physical chanting, like symbolic

    Shot out to her using a Chris Brown dancer…hehe

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  16. Anonymous

    I really like it, however WFL is still by far her best video

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  17. Jay Scorpio

    yah already kno Dis video is Pon De RIHplay…. pure SLAYAGEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! I’m DUNN!

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  19. poe

    finally! it is here! And I love it. such a beauty!

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  20. geo

    Her BEST VIDEO!

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  21. xxxMONTE

    I LIVE FOR THE VIDEO ;; BUT HER CHOREO WASNT EVEN ALL THAT ;; IT WAS CUTE BUT NOT LIKE OMG LEMME DO THAT SHIT TO … SAME SHIT WE DO IN DC

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  23. 2012MAFIA

    RIHANNA NAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LETS FUCKING GO!

    Baddest fucking bitch just slayed your favorite singers career! BOOM!

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  24. IHEARTKENDRAJAMES

    Nice vid She did good…I can’t agree with some that this is her best ever not even close imo but still nice. The choreo was cool and she looks like she worked really hard so big props for that! The song is boring to me but overall the video is about 7/10 for me…

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  25. BEDSTUYFLY

    Yo I wish a hater would! Go ahead i fucking dare you! NOW I SEE WHY BEYONCE STANS ARE MAD! CUZ THIS HOT NEW YOUNG BITCH IS SLAYING THIS INDUSTRY, EFFORTLESSLY & WITH SWAG!

    Ya wanted to see her dance, well now the bitch is dancing, now what!?

    Get that money Rihanna, fuck the haters

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    @DylanLovesBey Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, too bad she still can’t sing live… Oops. I don’t understand people always have to bring Beys name up. We can have two women at the top you know? Nevertheless AMAZING video for Rih to add to the collection.

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, First person to bring Bey’s name up – sad .

    I’m rambling , I will start over .

    “Us” Beyonce fans aren’t mad about a damn thing . U honestly think she didnt want the “new it girl” signed to her husbands label ?

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  26. carly

    the choro kinda remind me of Dawn Richard BOMBS mix with Beyonce Run the World….

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    Nina Reply:

    @carly, You mean it has a tribal theme. Beyonce and Dawn (as much as I love them) didn’t invent that lol

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    Samantha Reply:

    @Nina, she didn’t say they did…take it down a notch this navy bullshit got yall bent today! And since you so pressed hell Beyonce and Dawn for that matter did it better anyway…but kudos to Riri for trying to step it up!

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Nina, Re-read her sentence .

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  27. Rihanna Navy

    This video shits on you faves discography

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    Rihanna Navy Reply:

    @Rihanna Navy, *your

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Rihanna Navy, Lol .

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  28. Kc

    The video was okay. Atleast she wasn’t just sitting there looking pretty lol. Some of it she was moving a little stiff and overthinking in some of the dance steps. Face it. she is no ciara but overall she did good.

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    Zack Reply:

    @Kc, And who would wanna be Ciara? Ciara doesn’t even wanna be Ciara.

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    WRTW? Reply:

    @Zack, ^^TRUUU *2 chain voice

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    The Killer Truth Reply:

    @Zack, Lmfaoooo death :’D

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    Sara Jessica Reply:

    @Zack, LMAOOOOOO funniest shit I’ve heard

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    Kc Reply:

    @Zack, I am sure she doesn’t want to be ciara. I was just saying she doesn’t dance natural like her. Come on.

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    Greens Reply:

    @Kc, Right and look at Ciara now….. Flatlined

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    Eka Reply:

    @Greens, wow how ’bout you? Please dance now, i bet u cant

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  29. E

    this video is 1502348787x better than starships :D

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  31. Kyle

    I feel like she could give so much more with her choreography. She always comes of so stiff and her backup dancers always steal the spotlight from her which should never be the case. I prefer her other videos like “Rude Boy,” “S&M” and “We Found Love” over this.

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  32. Drinks On Me

    Expected the video to be better it didnt go with the song and i expected wider shots there were too many close shots. It just didnt come all together in my opinion. Dave Meyers can do better videos than this.

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  33. Retrack

    The clip is more enjoyable once you disable the volume control.

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  34. The Killer Truth

    Rule #1 : You never let your dancers go harder than you (The Artist) in choreography especially for your videos. The artist is always supposed to be the one that stands out when dancing.

    Rihanna needs to just let loose she is so stiff i dont get it. Girl go all out. Impress us!!!

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  35. HONEYBOOBOO

    Snatched. Slayed. Dragged

    Let’s face it, Other than Beyonce is there any room for any one else besides Rihanna?

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    Mellowyellow Reply:

    @HONEYBOOBOO, Yes girl, OK!

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    Retrack Reply:

    @HONEYBOOBOO,

    Yes, a real singer like Adele.

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @HONEYBOOBOO, #RespectMyGangsta

    [Reply]

    : ) Reply:

    @HONEYBOOBOO, Yes, I would name some people, but that list would be too long.

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  37. Greens

    HATERS STAY PRESSED!!! GIVE ME A FUCKING BREAK, THIS VIDEO BANGS! AND SHIT ON 95%OF THE FEMALES IN THIS INDUSTRY.

    RIHANNA IS BAAAAAAD JUST ADMIT IT

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  38. Sunny

    nice vid! i especially liked the African and South Asian influences–the use of Shiva-like visuals was a beautiful interpretation. And that part where the dancers formed a blinking eye was pretty sick.

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    Billionaire Reply:

    @Sunny, Co-sign! One of the greatest videos ever released!

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  39. lewminous

    Way to go! This is actually pretty cool. Haven’t been this impressed with a Rhianna vid since Disturbia.

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  40. Mellowyellow

    Rihanna said “all you basic ass bitches need to STEP IT UP!” lmao she snatched every wig in sight.

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  42. Lexx_Janay

    It was a cute video! Kudos

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  43. dee

    That was the best video since umbrella. Perfect and she was dancing.

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  44. :o

    i liked it cause its kinda diff..

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  45. WEFOUNDLOVE

    RIHANNA NAAAAVVVVYYY!!! She did it again!

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  47. smouas

    its cute, but for some reason i cant enjoy it…maybe coz i generaly feel underwhelmed by Rihanna’s recent moves..

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  48. crosbitch

    ILLUMINATI 1:53

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  49. MRBIG

    Not hating on Nicki Minaj at all but this is how you do a dance video to a dance song properly. In the Starships video she doesn’t know what to do when the beat drops, this has been done nicely. Well done Rihanna :-)

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    Whatcha_Sayin Reply:

    @MRBIG, 100% agree and it just shows that Nicki should stop trying to be something she is not. Which is a pop singer

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  50. Rocketship

    I do not like it. Not one bit…. It makes no sense. This is not Rihanna. Period!

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    WEFOUNDLOVE Reply:

    @Rocketship, It don’t make sense?

    #1, this video is expensive as he’ll
    #2, RIHANNA IS ACTUALLY DANCING FOR ONCE
    #3, the tribal wardrobe was incredible
    #4 the graphics and details were professional and hot!
    #5 the concept was creative, not sum whack club scene
    #6, compare this video to ANY OTHER VIDEO BY A BLACK FEMALE WITHIN THE PAST 12 MONTHS………. Exactly STFU

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  51. boemhard

    I don’t really get the concept.. but it’s a great video. I love her hairstyle when she is with the dancers :)

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  52. Illmatic

    Rihanna >>>>>>

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  54. Joshh

    Dance bitch! #RihannaNavy

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  55. Songstress

    OMG I loved this video !!!! Her best video and the best song on the album! I loved it!

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  56. Billionaire

    Now that’s a music video! That was entertaining and aesthetically appealing! Exciting from start to finish! RiRi you did the dayyuumm thing! That video was #BeyondPerfect

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  57. Giamma

    Pat-de-CAKE-anna

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  58. trent

    Yesssss She went off Video of the Year

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  59. Reece Fernando

    best vid of her career… love the eeriness, the sex appeal, the dancing!!!

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  60. peace

    This is beyond my expectation. She killed it

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  61. OpD2

    nice eye candy.

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  62. TBH

    Ya’ll are too hyped. This was not Rihanna’s best video. I shouldn’t have read my tweets because I was expecting more.

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  63. Rita Ora Fan

    I think Jlo even being a senior citizen, britney spears, Gaga, yes even Cassie would have done a better job at the choreography. The aaliyah queen of the damned vibe was expected, but song is catchy. Even though rhianna is from the west Indies she dances stiff as Fuck. Dave myers is the best when it comes to visuals and creative concepts. I mean missy Elliot videos from back in the early 2000s.

    I’m not a hater because Calvin Harris did a good job on this record but, FOR WHOEVER IS AN OBSESSED RHIRI FAN AND REPLIES FOR ME TO STFU PLEASE THEN GO AND CHECK YOUR BANK ACCOUNT, ASSET STATUS THEN THINK I’M PUTTING TO MUCH ENERGY INTO RHIANNA WHEN SHE DOES NOT PAY MY BILLS

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    The World Reply:

    @Rita Ora Fan, Point is RIHANNA did an awesome job with HER song

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  64. yuppitsme

    i really like it & im surprised by that but great job Rihanna i knew it was there..now im ready for a Ciara video!!

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  65. Rita Ora Fan

    Rap up

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  66. ?

    The choreography left me wanting more.

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  67. IM THE BADDEST BITCH

    Can’t the fuck Dance

    #teamCassie

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  68. Brandon

    I didn’t even blink…i gotta see this again…I wish she put a lil more stank on her dance moves but other than that I love it!

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  69. itsme

    Best Rihanna video to date…

    Nicki Minaj need to #sit and leave this pop shyt to Rihanna because she is killin it right now…

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    OpD2 Reply:

    @itsme,lol what nicki have to do with this…i see she have alot to do with this because rihanna and the navy is trying to beat the 24 hour record vevo views of that nicki minaj video stupid h0e,with this video they are on a campaign so i guess you need to go over there and get them views up.

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    Lol Reply:

    @OpD2, But I rather to not have the most views in 24 hours wit alot of likes than have the most viewed and have more dislikes than likes.. Jus sayin

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  70. Rita Ora Fan

    The song is catchy and trendy. The video visuals were beautiful, I expect them to be its DAVE MYERS a seasoned video director, who has worked with Missy Elliot, Jlo, Pink, and many more.

    *Queen of the damned Aaliyah vibe,
    * I feel like Jlo although she’s a senior citizen would have murked this choreography fuck slay MURKED it. Britney, Beyonce Spears, Gaga, even work in progress Cassie would have did better

    Point is Rhianna does not have rhythm like she is from the West Indies. She is stiff as fuck.

    Its better than You da One and others but not her best, I think Rhianna was at her most creative with the GGGB LP videos and music too!!!

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    Meme Reply:

    @Rita Ora Fan, That is just Rihanna’s style. She doesn’t have to work up herself and try hard like Ciara and beyond to te the point across. Believe me, if Rihanna wanted to dance harder she cud. I believe she does it on purpose. But how dare u say she has no rhythm.

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Rita Ora Fan, Beyonce Spears is hurting my chest .

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    Polly Reply:

    @Rita Ora Fan, There a difference between choreography and dancing… Rihanna can mos def dance an as u can see ^ pick up choreography… Probably not as much as beyonce but if u think about Rihanna actually has more rhythm… Beyonce is just good doing choreography

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Polly, They’re both doing choreography OBVIOUSLY . However – its how u look when u do it .

    Beyonce’s looks natural & u kno the rest . So rhythm would be w/ the 1 who’s killing the moves – Not ri .

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  71. fatz

    I love the creativity, a lot of people may compare it to others but she did her thing. It reminds me of a sexier version to Missy Elliot’s “Get your Freak on”, but then again they both were directed by the incredibly talent Mike Meyers. Big ups to RiRi the video is great!

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    fatz Reply:

    i meant Dave Meyers! *oops

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  72. 3ric19

    I LOVED IT!!!! She looked beautiful, danced great, and, all-in-all I was ENTRANCED! WOW XD

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  73. YES

    Rihanna slayed…fans of other female artists are PRESSED! Rihanna is the QUEEN of this game!
    Rihanna will continue to keep you haters mad!

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  74. PopCritic

    Slayed my whole life

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  75. Pia

    PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT THE CONCEPT IS? The song and the video don’t match like We Found Love did. Also Rihanna’s dancing was way off and her body was really stiff. If you watch closely you can see alot of missed stepts. Other than that the song is the bomb and could have did without the video.

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    Meme Reply:

    @Pia, Dude it’s a visual treat. Videos are for visual pleasure. If u lookin for a meaningful story go watch a movie. This is a performance music video, not a cncept video. The video slays and adds to the song.

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    nicole Reply:

    @Meme, you always coming up with some fucking excuse for why your fave can’t sing or dance.

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    Billionaire Reply:

    @Pia, The point of the visuals is that Rihanna is trying to find (HIM) through travelling & experiencing different cultures such as but however, at the end, she’s about to leave the place she & her crew swam to and swim somewhere else to find Mr. Right! Basically a insinuating the Journey for Mr. Right & that she won’t stop until she find him! In the words of Monica “I’ll cross the ocean for you & i’ll go & bring you the moon”. The scene right before she enters the water was the siren call to her soul mate!

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  76. Audrey Hepburn

    The last part – before and while she entered the water – is amazing. It looks like clips from a movie. Once again, another great video Ms. Fenty!! :)

    XOXOXO

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  77. WhoDat

    VIDEO OF THE YEAR RIHANNA KILLED THAT!!!

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  78. Ayyyyy

    Who can stop her? Rihanna is the ARTIST OF 2012 hands down!!!

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  79. Yeah Yeah

    Slayed Best video of 2012!

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  80. Polly

    STIFF??? Hahaha!!!! Complete opposite she hit all her moves hard and u can tell she was paying particular attention to the choreographer… If U disagree in my opinion u don’t want to give her the full credit for such amazingly beautiful video… RIHANNA U GO GURL

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  81. Meme

    I cried 3 times. I couldn’t b more,proud of her

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  82. Matt

    The tribal dance sequence with the male dancers in the desert was a total rip off of Dawn’s Bombs video.

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    Kalub Reply:

    @Matt, TOTALLY AGREE

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  83. BC

    it was ok :)
    and Rihanna’s dancing still is not there!i think if she took the time to really work at it she could get it, same with her vocals, but overall it was good.

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  84. Gossip Girl

    RiERie, did good….like the concept. For those who don’t get it. She’s looking and searching for “the one” in different life times and that person she’s looking for is “YOU” because through-out the video, she’s staring at you….XOXO Gossip Girl

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  85. ugh

    and proof that she can’t dance

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  86. Sharp Tongue

    Yesssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She slayed I don’t give a fuck what anyone has to say that’s that.

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  87. SE7ENINJAZ

    That Rihanna Reign Just Won’t Let Up!!!

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  88. aron

    it´s a horrible copy of Turn up the music u.u..

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  89. whitechocolate

    Everybody else go back to your habitats. It’s all over. VIDEO OF THE YEAR. Great cinematography, great choreography (she was stiff, but she’s not a natural dancer, so i give her credit), and she looks like my wife. Sooo, yea bye.

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  90. Ross

    I was suprised that her dancing was as good as it was and I love the way she sings in the song, but the techno breakdowns throughout the song ruin it for me. It seems like a bunch of filler.

    Not even directed just at her, but I cannot wait for lyrics to have words and have more thought put into them again. Repeating one phrase or one word over and over is getting old!

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  91. YMCMB!

    Love this! ….. people need to stop the hating, so many people cannot do a quarter of a quarter of half the things most artistes do – sing, dance, carry a tune, entertain but yet they find something wrong somewhere. Its really not by force to watch a performance or video if you don’t like the person.

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  92. malikMJdope

    That was the most creative seductive rihanna video ive seen i didnt think nothing could top Man Down video”

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  93. ronie

    Yes, now this is nice.

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  94. Sean

    Lol ppl refuse to give this girl credit. It’s actually funny because average joes who sit behind the CPU are really trying to tell her how to dance and sing… Um if she was so quote/ unquote “stiff” ” off” WHY WOULD THEY PUT IT IN THE FINAL CUT? Lol ppl be reaching with their criticism smh

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    mel Reply:

    @Sean, They put it in the final cut because that’s the best she could do lol. It’s a dance song so having ANY dancing from her is better than having no dancing at all, even if she is a little stiff. She had a lot of dance training & rehearsals for this routine so i guess most people would of expected more. But it WASN’T horrible and she definitely is slowly improving.

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  95. gabby.T

    Yup..I feel ya girl.Where is he??..i can’t find him either!!!

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  96. KOS-MOS-18

    she actually pulled through with the dancing, I’m so proud of her! ^.^ Great video!

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  97. TheDreamer

    Better than I expected. Her dancing has improved, but still needs some work. Otherwise the concept and costumes were great. Not a big fan of the song though.

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  98. Bella H

    Its amazing, things don’t have to make sense when they’re beautiful..I think she’s making a statement, and exploring a story concept, and lets just enjoy the result and incred collab… Calvin is a genius at making dance floor successes…and he brings the goods live!

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  99. KANYERADE

    Her dancing is terrible LOL she really need to take lessons from Bey

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  100. maya

    Rihanna fans are so annoying. Just because someone doesn’t like it doesn’t mean they’re a hater, they have an opinion just like everyone else!

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  101. ayee

    FAWK! Now this is a MUSIC VIDEO righ here !!!
    Dave Meyers did the damn thing as usual.

    Rihanna should definitely work with him more, he’s one of the best at what he does.

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  102. Aunt.dot

    thats one AWESOME VIDEO!!!!!!!! GOTDAMN!!!

    THIS IS THE REASON THAT RITA-ORAFICE WILL NEVER BE RIHANNA!!!

    #RIHANNANAVY

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  103. Kitty233

    I think ri has come a long way I love the video can’t stop watching once it starts she looks like she lost some weight but she still looks good I say go grl u have a hit making voice dance skill is ok but u can keep up goo riri people need to relax and just be happy for another person for once

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  104. Mr.2 tuesday 7

    amazing song an d Great video Love it

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  105. girlINTERRUPTED

    Baby, the Rihanna stans are too pressed. Why do y’all feel the need to jump & attack someone who was just voicing their opinion and not hating? This is the very reason why I can’t stand you hxes. Her dance moves were not up to par. The choreographer should’ve waited and given this to someone like bey, dawn ; hell, even Janet Jackson, Ciara, Britney spears or j. Lo. It just was not a good luck. I agree that the video was visually breathtaking but I also agree that it didn’t make sense. Her greatest video is WFL then everything from her rated r days, which happens to be her greatest work to date. I have no problem with her. The girls got swag but she cannot sing nor can she dance but she gets an A for effort & for those of u coming for Beyoncé – baby, she couldnt touch beyonce in anything with a pole. Shell never be that great. You all continue to come for Rita when Rita can sing & has been dressing the way she’s dressing for years. Who cares about comparisons? Jay-z obviously saw greatness in her, as he did Rihanna (idkwtf4 but I digress) so let her get her shine on. Her album isn’t even out yet & y’all have written her off as a flop. The site is filled with the most malicious & bitter haters known to man.

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    Mr.2 tuesday 7 Reply:

    @girlINTERRUPTED, because They want to do that

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    maya Reply:

    @girlINTERRUPTED, LAWWWWWWWWD You took the words right out of my damn mouth! From beginning to end *claps*

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  106. maya

    Okay so I’m going to be all the way honest regardless of me disliking her but I didn’t like this video for nothing.I’m actually surprised because I thought I was going to enjoy being that the beat is so out there but it did nothing for me. It gave me “Run The World” & “Upgrade You” with a hint of Africa.Also, she can’t dance at all!

    I’m not here to bash her that’s just my honest opinion. I do commend her for actually putting effort in this video with the choreography & I thought she looked great as well.

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  107. nicole

    Jlo would’ve done this justice.

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  108. Gotta dn Lo2

    Amazing video let the hater keep hating on you Rihanna

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  109. HoneyBear

    Omg! Will you guys drop this “hater” shit and just critique the video. Damn, if some1 is hating, let them. Mind ur own damn business. Every1 deserves an opinion. Good or bad. Now stfu and get over it. My work is done here.

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  114. christi

    can anybody tell me the name of the male dancer with the braids in his hair and a tattoo on his shoulder??

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  115. Noluthando

    The best video by Rih hands down. . . Onwards and upwards girl. We are rooting for you here in South Africa. We love you.

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