One hoop earring and a Janet Jackson circa “Rhythm Nation” hat. Thigh high boots with legs for days. Black shorts and see through shirt with a bra playing peekaboo. Throw in some controversy, and this can only mean thing: Rihanna was here.
The Bajan pop star had her cakes on display as she performed on Saturday Night Live. In barely there all black everything attire, she rocked out a mash up of “Birthday Cake” (sans C. Breezy) and “Talk That Talk” (sans Jay-Z). She returned with a bevy of veiled dancers and shirtless drummers to perform her current single, “Where Have You Been.” She strutted herself in a black crop top and skirt, with chunky black and white bracelets adorning her arms.
Rih didn’t sound her best, due to the fact that she was feeling sick. This reportedly put her into hot water with SNL creator Lorne Michaels, since she missed dress rehearsal. She’s one of the only musicians in history to miss dress rehearsal for the legendary show. But despite her illness, she still managed to bring the energy for her performances.
Did Rih Rih work it out? Check out both performances here.
Rihanna Performs “Birthday Cake/Talk That Talk” Live On SNL
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