Today Rihanna released her music video for Needed Me off her latest album entitle Anti. My first reaction to this video is…..WOW. Not only is is visually stunning, but it also tells an amazing story about love and betrayal. One thing is for sure, Rihanna was the wrong woman to scorn!
In the beginning of the video, RiRi is depicted holding a gun in a see through all white dress overlooking a large body of water. She seems to be deep in thought and clearly thinking about how this man presumably dicked her over. Based on Rihanna’s video track record of extreme violence against her wrongdoers, SHE WAS HAVING NONE OF IT! With a solemn face and her posse behind her, Rihana sets forth to exact revenge. As she enters a strip club full of half naked women and men throwing stacks of money at them, I can’t help but think…is this what her real life is like? Or is she merely playing a character? Another part of me feels like this is Rihanna alter ego that may exist in some other badass universe apart from our own.
The Rihanna in this video is very reminiscent of the RiRi we saw in one of her previous videos Bitch Better Have My Money, where Rihanna makes is know that she isn’t the type of person you should double cross. CLEARLY her “friend” in this video did not get that memo, or somehow skipped over that very important detail because the next thing you know he is not longer staring longingly into some random strippers eyes…..he is not looking down the barrow of Rihanna’s gun. Sucks dude….
Check out RIhanna’s new music video for Needed Me bellow and let me know what you think!