Rihanna has been taking Europe by storm, from a hot photo spread in Marie Claire UK to a surprise duet with rocker John Bon Jovi. She’ll be one of the stars performing on MTV Europe Music Awards, and gave a preview at a Pre-EMA party last night in Madrid, Spain.
Rihanna, 22, appeared on stage as the band performed their classic hit “Livin’ On A Prayer.”
She emerged like a fiery goddess in a flowing, sheer red, see-through, floor-length skirt slit to the hip and with her flame-red hair.
Rihanna, known largely for a blend of R&B and pop, gave a power rock performance, and paid homage guitarist Richie Sambora during his solo.
Even she seemed a little amazed by the performance. “Wait!…did I just rock out with Bon Jovi tonight?” she later tweeted.
The MTV awards show, hosted by “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria will be star packed.
Shakira, Miley Cyrus, Kings Of Leon, Ke$ha, and Linkin Park are among those expected to perform.
Rihanna will be premiering her new album, Loud, to be release on Nov. 16.
“Overall, I would say that the album is the most true Rihanna album, in terms of the sound and the energy and the look and the vibe of it, and the lyrics and the West Indian twang,” she said.
“Everything about it is tailored to me, and nobody else could have done any of those songs, which is why I love it because you hear it and you get it.”
Rihanna also rocks out in Marie Claire’s, December issue, where she dished on her new relationship with Los Angeles Dodgers player Matt Kemp.
‘I feel like I smile for real this time.The smiles come from inside, and it exudes in everything I do. People feel my energy is different. When I smile they can tell that it’s pure bliss and not just a cover up,” she said.
She also touched on her assault at the hands of rapper Chris Brown on the night before the Grammy Awards in 2009.
“It’s scary because nothing you say or do feels like it’s you. You just lose touch of everything that you love and everything that you would normally do; how you would dress or how you would say something… It just feels like it’s not coming from you.
Check out Rihanna’s duet: