*WHEW* This new video for Rihanna’s “B*tch Better Have My Money” is definitely something to behold. Despite the nudity, (I guess I didn’t take the warnings before seriously) it actually had quite a killer plot *pun intended*
(And actually I didn’t mind the nudity all that much, it was kind of cool to see it in a music video as an artistic part of the storyline. I’m not one to judge what a woman does with her body so more power to yah)
So Rihanna plays this tough, don’t-take-no-mess, thug type who is of course trying to collect her funds. When she is met with some insubordination, Bad gal Ri Ri takes extreme measure to retrieve her coin, and keep her respect on the said streets. She is joined by to fashionable henchwomen, lugging around this body sized suitcase in which they keep their captive. Now I’m not going to spoil the whole thing, but just know it ends with some blood!
I applaud Ri for brining back the art of music videos, and utilizing them to actually tell a story. Now of course you’ll probably never see this on TV, but it would be pretty dope for this to be considered at the VMAs. It was definitely a thriller that had me on the edge of my seat the whole time, and Rihanna was charming, intoxicating, and so oh-so alluring to watch. I loved the plot, the wardrobe, the settings, everything. It was engaging and entertaining, and gave a different life to the song if you thought it was just about “Pimps & Hoes.”
So props to you Ri for getting that dough!