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Rihanna Dances Up A Storm In ‘Where Have You Been’ Video (Preview)

Published: Friday 27th Apr 2012 by Sam

It seems Rihanna has been reading That Grape Juice. For, it seems our calls for her to justify her buzz have been answered.

She may still sound like an exorcism, but her stage presence – when she actually applies herself – seems to have sprung leaps and bounds.

Case, point, this latest behind the scenes look at the video for her new single ‘Where Have You Been’.

See what we mean after the jump…

Interesting.

Sure she’s no Beyonce or Ciara. That much is a given. However, it’s clear that when she can tear herself away from Instagram to actually rehearse and focus on her craft, the results can be somewhat pleasing.

Of course, her uncanny ability to be a systematic and consistent mess mean the clip still might not deliver. However, in being the fair and unbias site we are, we call it like we see it – and this, friends, is shaping up to be a winner.

Your thoughts?

 

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  1. CHYNA April 27, 2012

    YESSSSSS!!!!! SLAY ME RIHANNA!!!!!!!

  2. POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 27, 2012

    i told you muthafuckas So…….

    and yes , it is full of paying homage to ” native Americans” you uneducated c**** 😡

    now , i know you will be slayed !!! get ready 😉

  3. CHYNA April 27, 2012

    Oh and sam, I doubt if she reads this ghetto hatin’ ass site b****!

  4. Theman April 27, 2012

    From the preview thi has a “Run The Wrld” vibe.

  5. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) April 27, 2012

    I’m really excited, this is going to be great. The fact that the video will deliver is pretty much a given at this point, but I’d also like her team to lock the promo down to compensate for the mess that was the 2nd and 3rd single 🙂

  6. POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 27, 2012

    i don’t think she even know if that TGJ exists 😡

    BTW , i loved the music video all in all 🙂 !! and yes , there was a lil african stuffs in there 😆
    you all will be satisfied , that’s all i can say.

  7. JJFan1814 April 27, 2012

    As usual, Rihanna will slay all these basic b******! Damn I love to stan for music’s biggest pop star!!!!!

  8. Queen of Pop = Rihanna April 27, 2012

    S.L.A.Y.E.D.

    This is not a surprise because Rihanna will dance when the interpretation of her songs call for it…she doesn’t know this website exists. Believe that.

    Sam has turned into the male version of Sandra Rose – a big time celebrity hater

  9. Richnblack11(Beyonce keep em mad) April 27, 2012

    LOOK LIKES IT GOING TO BE CUTE…..ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME SHE DO SOMETHING WORTH WATCHIN AND THATS NO SHADE.

  10. Beud April 27, 2012

    FIREEEEE
    no matter what they say, Riri is tha b**** of moment since GGGB era,,, so those all new b****** that have long way to go …chat out,, Cant stop Rihanna Empire

  11. kingphoenix April 27, 2012

    Sam if you where going steal my link you could have at least thanked me first heaux!

    @TOP Loyalty (Bottom Life)

    You tried it girl, you know that videos theme is based on africa….What Native Americans you know are in deserts hunn? You made yourself look like a fool and just own up to it sis.

  12. kimberly April 27, 2012

    Where is “rihannanavy” to tell me how many videos in the past this preview seems to be similar to since every video is similar to her trashes.
    The choreo is nothing special and too simple for her to be that stiff. lawd now i know if you cannot do this don’t do it. and can i ask how is rihanna slaying with her videos when at the year end she get not one nomination for her videos. laughs. no sense whatsoever. The b**** can hardly get pass the mtv nominations.

  13. Mari (RIP Dwayne McDuffie + Amy Winehouse +Whitney Houston) April 27, 2012

    OMG! That clip got me shook! I’m gonna need the smelling salts to revive me if this video lives up to the hype.

  14. Dev April 27, 2012

    Who writes this articles!!!??? I love them

    I don’t think that anyone doubted that rihanna was a basic dancer, i think the problem is that she cannot recreate the singing and dancing live.

    After rehersal time and a 17hr video shoot she should really know the moves. 17hrs fo 4 minutes of video! I looks like it’s going to be good but i reserve judgement for the final.

    I wish some of these stans would actually allow themselves to be slayed… physically slayed for their stupidness

  15. WhoDat April 27, 2012

    Mark My Words Where Have You Been Will Be The VIDEO OF THE EFFING YEAR!!!! Lets See Your Fav’s Top This >>>>>>>

  16. classic April 27, 2012

    it looks like a mixture of african and native american theme in her video nice!

  17. Lax April 27, 2012

    OMG !!!!!!!!! That is what i’m talking bout, shes INSPIRED TO
    Be the best she can be. Kind of reminds me of how one can
    take a concept and place it at the very top of the spectrum.
    Her deciding to dance more will pay off for her even more. We
    know that she could always bring it any time and any place!!!!!

  18. delroy April 27, 2012

    I agree with @classic i get African TRIBAL vibes not native, it looks like the video is going to look good and that will be another few good videos under her belt. Besides that the song sounds s*** the beat sounds overly used but the video looks like it is gonna be hot.

  19. Lax April 27, 2012

    @Navy less take it to the top and beyond, she is doing the heavy lifting
    we will and can handle the in between, navy.

  20. Belladonna April 27, 2012

    She is Amazing! She is up there with the best of them Britney.Beyonce.Gaga and Adele! NOT WITH singing just as an entertainer! Like it or not she brings the f****** FIREEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cant Wait! This is going right to number 1# And all of you guys know it !lol

  21. POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 27, 2012

    bitter b****** need to hush and watch how it’s done and take notes.

    rihanna is coming b******. ;lol:

    @Classic :

    exactly !!!!!! that’s my point ! not only Native and not only african !! it is a mixture 🙂

  22. DenimJunkieKidd April 27, 2012

    @kingphoenix, you sound dumb native americans were in there desert what do you call california, Nevada, and the whole southwest??? On another note this video looks promising, can’t wait #rihannanavy

  23. pat April 27, 2012

    the number one chic in the game is about to SLAY u……………

  24. POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 27, 2012

    DENIMJUNKIEKIDD
    April 27, 2012 at 7:53 am

    @kingphoenix, you sound dumb native americans were in there desert what do you call california, Nevada, and the whole southwest???

    ________________________________________________________

    😆 😆 😆 ! you see ?! a lot of people see what i see ! that you are DUMB.

    I CAN’T BREATHE 😆

  25. POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 27, 2012

    @MARI :

    you will be fine. 😉

    i suggest you keep someone with an onion beside you cuz it will be traumatic 😆

  26. Uhh Okaii April 27, 2012

    she got some tired ass moves that my six year old nephew could do..dance yeah right…smh

  27. Uhh Okaii April 27, 2012

    obviously ya’ll dumb ass hell because native americans do not wear arabian and african desert wear..smh..dumb asses look up your history..

  28. Richnblack11(Beyonce keep em mad) April 27, 2012

    Uhh Okaii
    April 27, 2012 at 8:17 am
    obviously ya’ll dumb ass hell because native americans do not wear arabian and african desert wear..smh..dumb asses look up your history..
    ____________________________________________________________
    YOU KNOW YOU DEALING WITH THE TITANICS AND SOME ARE NOT THAT BRIGHT.

  29. Bey Fan April 27, 2012

    Yesss Rihanna….

    Yeah she not just killing the dance moves, but she looks good. I dont like the song, but I have a feeling Imma LOVE this video.

  30. bedstuyfly April 27, 2012

    SAM GO HAVE A SEAT! RIHANNA DONT READ THIS GHETTO SITE! LIKE REALLY? LOL DONT TRY IT.

    AS FOR CIARA…. WHO?

  31. POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 27, 2012

    UHH OKAII
    April 27, 2012 at 8:17 am

    obviously ya’ll dumb ass hell because native americans do not wear arabian and african desert wear..smh..dumb asses look up your history..

    ___________________________________________________

    i’m both arabian and african , and also , we don’t wear those kind of pants them guys wearing in that vid/preview above.

    i agree both cultures have some similarities when it comes to outfits and stuffs like that , but it takes a smart kid a couple of seconds to differentiate.

    and so what if it was paying homage to native americans and africans simultaneously ?!!
    and native americans wore those type of outfits too. :mrgreen:

    as i said , it contains elements from both africa and native america.

    anyhow , you will see it on Monday.

    bye.

  32. AMAZINJALEN April 27, 2012

    This video contains content from UMG, who has blocked it on copyright grounds -_______-

  33. kingphoenix April 27, 2012

    @DenimJunkieJCPennyShawty

    Receipts please…Most of those lands were uncharted to even the Native Americans, I am from Virginia and I know a great deal about the settlement of this land. From Sioux to Cherokee. But you are apart of the Titantic so I know you lack basic comprehensive skills #eachoneteachonereachone.

    @Top Loyalty (Bottom Life)

    I am dumb but you got dragged by Rihanna and still continue to stan for her. Um okay. And i really dont understand how one low-life constitute as a lot of people. But you are apart of the Titanic as well so i understand that your brain is unable to process a lot of info. And you say you see arabian and african which i too see, yet again you old onto these Native American concept that is just not evident from these clips yet you were the one bashing another person because you saw NO AFRICAN INFLUENCE or even animal print for the back up dancers. And you claim to be smart? Try it again kween.

  34. King Tasha April 27, 2012

    Thank Professor Beyoncé bums

  35. gaaglooo! April 28, 2012

    Hahahaha@ DEV Love your comment!:-)

    Still don’t see the hype!

  36. RIH STAN April 28, 2012

    I love rih but shes no beyonce when it comes to the moves or chops…..

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