Props to Rihanna for slaying with her vocals at The Scammy Awards and proving to people that she can actually sing (and quite well at that), but her new rub-a-dub-dub one hoodrat in the tub music video for “Stay” is total bullshit, and would probably frustrate me on some level if I still cared about her like I did pre-”Brithday Cake” remix.
Riyawna filmed this clip in about five minutes and is trying to pass off the simplicity as intentional, when it was really just the result of her being so overworked that Def Jam could barely find time to shoot the damn thing, let alone create any kind of plot or treatment that required anything greater than one scene. It takes more than T&A and a Cassie haircut to make a good music video. That is, unless you’re Cassie.
Luckily for trainwreck RiRi, she doesn’t need to do much to keep her crown as the world’s second biggest pop star after Taylor Swift. “Stay” has already hit No. 1 on iTunes, and fans have cleverly nicknamed it “Slay” in reference to its future chart damage.
Now let’s all look back on Britney Spears’ 2004 visual masterpiece, “Everytime,” arguably the greatest “naked and sad pop star in a bathtub” music video of all time.