Oh Ri-Ri. Even we joined the usually feisty popstar in shedding a tear at the end of her new music video for single Stay. Rihanna has stripped it all back and we don't just mean the vocals. Swapping her standard stylish and provacative outfits for her birthday suit, Rihanna can be seen contemplating heartbreak in in the bathtub and she's completely and utterly naked. But don't worry, the only thing that will unnerve parents and the Grammy fashion police about this spectacle is a bit of side-boob. Otherwise, her modesty is kept well and truly intact as she mulls things over in the cloudy water.
The song, which was co-written with Mikky Ekko and Justin Parker is a heartfelt ballad. With additional vocals provided by Mikky Ekko, Rihanna's performance is emotional and raw showing that she does indeed have a vulnerable side. With lyrics such as, 'funny you're the broken one but I'm the only one who needed saving,' we could speculate that they refer to her boyfriend Chris Brown, particularly as the recent rekindling of their relationship has sparked much controversy.
But whether she's speaking from experience or just a darned good actress, Rihanna spends the video sitting forlornly in what we can only assume is luke-warm water. Why? Well, when Grazia Daily take a bath, they are usually much steamier than that! But as we learnt after spending months studying the making of Titanic, steam and cameras do not mix and it would be a rubbish video if we couldn't actually see her.
The single tear rolling down her cheek at the end of the video is obviously meant for the man in the song. Then again, she might just be a bit cold. But we suspect not. Rihanna always throw herself head-first into everything she does and this video is no exception.