Rihanna’s profile has been on the rise lately, raising eyebrows along the way for the sexually charged lyrics to her new song and her increasingly skimpy outfits.
Last night (Feb. 20) Rihanna, Kayne West and rapper Drake sang during half-time at the NBA All-Star game.
The 23-year-old singer makes a cameo in West’s new video for his song “All of the Lights” and for one bright shining moment she dazzles in a barely there outfit as she dances seductively.
The song is off West’s new album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which has drawn critical acclaim. The video was released over the weekend.
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She shocked UK television censors not once, but twice, for her racy performances on the “X-Factor,” Britain’s equivalent of “American Idol” and during a performance at the UK’s Brit Awards.
In the West video, Rihanna wears a top that’s open except for two broad straps that barely cover her breasts.
West opens the video with a homage to 2009 French film “Enter the Void” by Gaspar Noé.
The black-and-white scene zeros in on a young girl, before exploding in color.
Hype Williams directs the video. He also hlemed West videos for “Stronger,” “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” “Amazing” and “Diamonds From Sierra Leone.”
During the All-Star game, she put on another over-the-top performance, stripping to a barely there costume, dancing and grabbing her crotch, all to screams from the audience.
Watch Rihanna in West’s video and her performance at the NBA All Star game.