Rihanna – ‘Rehab’ Video

Published: Monday 17th Nov 2008 by Sam

The video for Rihanna’s ___ single (I’m losing count) ‘Rehab’ premiered moments ago. Directed by Anthony Madler, the clip is visually engaging simply because Ms. Fenty looks stunning. Aside from that, rubbish, boring video for a rubbish, boring song. Justin just seems to be there for being there sake (yes, he co-wrote the song, but still).

I cannot comprehend why her label continue to dish out the cash for this chick – single after single, video after video and she still isn’t selling anywhere near what she should be – even with that crappy re-release. With Mariah unable to catch a hit if she tried and Janet long gone, it makes me wonder if investing all the time and funds they have into Ms. Fenty would have been better spent on their other projects – projects which if handled correctly could have been major. Anyway…

What do you think of the video?

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  1. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    They are pushing her so heavy because she needs to remain relevant. . . . abd because bloggers can’t get enough of her. She has a huge fan base, but her performances are garbage. Her singles are hot, but overall her albums are garbage. Eventually she will wear off because she lacks talent . . . yes she is pretty, but it ends there.

  2. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    I agree with sam

    Ok I get the song and all but I watched this like 6 times and I still don’t get it
    lol

    Im trying to figurer out what the hell was the purpose of Justin being in the video to me it just like like he was walking around and happen to get caught on camera

    Aside from her looking Pretty as always I thought the whole thing lacked emotion on her part to me it wasn’t believable to me plus I dont think that the video went with the song there could have went all out to make this a great video but I guess not so imma pass on this 1

  3. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    SAM LEAVE RIHANNA ALONE PLEASE, IT'S GETTING VERY BORING.

    AND WHY IS IT A BAD THING THAT SHE'S HAD SO MANY SINGLES??

    IS SHE THE BEST SINGER IN THE WORLD?
    NO

    IS SHE DOING HER THING RIGHT NOW?
    HELL YES!

    NICE VIDEO & SONG

  4. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    all i have to say is borrrrringgggg wat the hell havin a shower in the desert i mean rih rih she look good yes but other than that ummmmmmm. i don’t get it what so ever

  5. Nathan November 17, 2008

    WTF are you talking about?? Rihanna has had a lot of hits from Good Girl Gone Bad. I’m not a huge fan, but the truth is the truth! 3 #1 hits! 2 Top 10 hits! 1 at #15! And her album has sold more than any other album since it’s release. And Rehab has a good chance of being a hit.

  6. Char November 17, 2008

    I guess someone’s not a Rihanna fan, lol.

    I don’t actually think the song’s rubbish- it’s actually one of my favourites off of the album- but hey, everyone’s entitled to their opinion. This video doesn’t do it any favours though, and I’m still slightly confused as to the point of it (lol)…

  7. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    @nathan

    U are right about her singles being hits that why they keep pushing her singles…But her album as not sold more than Alicia keys I am that came out months after GGGB and went 3 time platium or chris brown who came out after and has sold more that her or Fergie or Carrie Underwood who is country that still sold more. I could go on….Rihanna is barely double platium after almost 2 years. GGGB sold less than 200 000 thousand in its first week. So pls lets not lie she is only famous cause she looks good and she has catchy pop singles she will never be a Brittney Spears. She is not an album seller is a singles seller

  8. Jamal November 17, 2008

    rihanna is never going away, if you think she is after the last three album then there is truly something wrong with you. rihanna is this generations britney, except she has a better voice where britney is a better performer.

    rihanna is not an album artist, she is a singles artist and in this day and age where digital music is the way to go thats a good thing. thats why they keep putting her out there because her singles keep selling.

    and i dont think janet or mariahs projects were mishandled, they had promotion its just with mariah her single choices were horrible and janet, i believe she is just stubborn.

  9. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    Some ppl need to d some research before they start runnin mouth. GGGB is doin great on the charts. It HAS Passed Alicia Keys As I Am AND Beyonce B Day in Sales.GO LOOK.

    NOW for the video…. I Love Rihanna but i dont get it.. Maybe If there was an access granted where someone could explain it but there’s not so… i dont get it

  10. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    sam stfu what you mean the album is not selling? for an album which was release 17 months ago moving up the chart again from 23 to 21 selling an average of 20,000 a week better than a lot of artist who release album this year. of the 17 months 80% of the time it was in the top 20. wtf you mean not selling?
    its 6X platinum worldwide Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad 6297000 6297000 out selling beyonce BDAY the number 1 album in sales of all the album release in 2007. stfu you hating ass fool.
    you think def jam would be spending money if they were not making. Amazon said Rihanna is their number 1 download artist. and for your hating ass Rihanna just perform for 70,000 ppl in the Philippines. . take that. to quote Jay Z. “SUCCESS IS LIKE SUICIDE IF YOU SUCCEED PREPARE TO BE” CRUCIFIED.

  11. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    THE FIRST POST IS THE DUMBEST STATEMENT "HER SINGLES ARE HOT ,BUT HER ALBUM IS GARBAGE" So where the f*** those singles are coming from if not the album> smgdh

  12. musicritic November 17, 2008

    rihanna is not a singer. lets face it. her voice is terrible, she conveys no emotion while singing, and her performances are horrible…very lackluster. to have so many successful singles out and a re release, her album should have sold more than it has, sorry, but it really should’ve. sooner than later, the label will let her go, maybe after one more cd because they know what’s up. they know good business, and her looks can only take her so far you know…i mean these are just harsh realities. this video is boring, she just stands around and poses…jt is just there for the heck of it…i mean come on. well this is just my opinion…i’m not a fan, stan, or hater…i’m just a simple critic.

  13. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    to all the fools who said she not selling .
    albums release in 2007
    Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad 6297000 6297000
    Soundtrack High School Musical 2 6154000 6394680
    Linkin Park Minutes To Midnight 6011000 6246560
    Alicia Keys As I Am 5621000 5842960
    Mika Life In Cartoon Motion 5468500 5685860
    Eagles Long Road Out Of Eden 5448500 5663940
    Michael Bublé Call Me Irresponsible 5426000 5637080
    Avril Lavigne The Best Damn Thing 5263500 5471100
    Leona Lewis Spirit 4848000 5028480

    albums release in 2006
    Amy Winehouse Back To Black 10738000 10738000
    Justin Timberlake FutureSex / LoveSounds 8744000 9044000
    Soundtrack High School Musical 7924000 8224000
    Nelly Furtado Loose 7719000 8019000
    Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium 7264500 7554020
    Fergie The Dutchess 5998000 6236040
    Pink I m Not Dead 5995000 6232320
    Beyoncé B Day 5787500 6017540

  14. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    On billboard A Keys was cerified 3 times PLATINUM on 1/3/2008

    GGGB as of 8/14/2008 is only cerified 2 time PLATINUM so u nedd to go look cuz u dont kno ur facts.

    as you all can see A keys was cerified 3 times platinum on 1/3/08 and thats not counting the rest of the year that passed so yea she has a lot more and rih rih as of 8/14/08 is 2 thats 3 months ago so yea A keys clearly wins go get the facts before you try to boost her sells lmao

  15. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    WOW you go and get rhi rhi world sells…seems to me that she is barely holding that spot…if half of the artists on that list did re releases and shoved almost an entire album down our thoarts for TWO YEARS then they would have killed rih rih in the sells but since they kno how to put out good albums and have great first week sells they dont need to do what she is doing….i give her another year 2 max until she is done for sorry

  16. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    ^^^^^^
    HELLOOOOOOO BILLBOARD THE NOT THE ONLY CHART IN THE WORLD YA KNO. IN CASE U DIDNT KNOW. THE FIGURES ABOVE AR WORLD WIDE SALES.

  17. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    boring a*** video…she jus looks hot.

    no need for justin…the video had potential to be amazing but they let us down!! beyonces vids still stand out for me…best of the year so far

  18. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    I agree with you also, Sam. I also wish she would put this damn album to rest. My God! I don’t understand. I wish she would go somewhere and sit the f*** down!

  19. Z-COY November 17, 2008

    LOL @ SAM HATING ON RIHANNA…YOU REALLY BETTER BE A BEYONCE OR CIARA STAN BECAUSE GOD KNOWS U CAN HATE…I MEAN NO SHE ISNT THE BEST SINGER, BUT WHAT DO U MEAN SHE IS NOT SELLING..U CLAIM B'DAY WAS A HUGE ALBUM BUT IT SOLD LESS THAN GGGB HAS & GGGB ONLY HAS 1 MORE SINGLE THAN B'DAY DID..

    SHE HAS THE MOST #1 SINGLES ON THE BILLBOARD HOT
    100, OF ANY FEMALE ARTIST OF THIS DECADE.

    HIGHEST SELLING ALBUM OF 2007 6.3 MILLION COPIES

    2X PLATINUM IN THE US & 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD IN EUROPE.

    AND HER ALBUM IS STILL IN THE TOP 25 ON BILLBOARD 200 ALBUMS LIST & STILL IN THE TOP 15 ON THE WORLD CHARTS, BUT SHE AINT SELLING..DEAD @ SAM HATING

  20. Z-COY November 17, 2008

    AND U ASK WHY IS DEF JAM SHELLING OUT MONEY FOR HER PROJECT…B**** SHE THE ONLY ONE @ THAT LABEL WHO IS CONSISTENTLY SELLING, WHETHER IT BE ALBUMS OR SINGLES..OTHER THAN KANYE & JAY-Z WHO ELSE IS SELLING & S*** THEY DON'T SELL AS MUCH AS SHE DO…

    OH & YOU CLAIM GGGB RE-RELEASE WAS CRAPPY BUT IT HAD 2 #1 SINGLES AND THE RE-RELEASE ALONE HAS SOLD MORE THAN NELLY, ASHANTI & JANET'S ALBUM SALES PUT TOGETHER..GGGB RE-RELEASE HAS SOLD OVER 1,000,000 COPIES.

    HATERS KEEP ON HATING

  21. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    I don’t understand why black ppl think only America buys music . this is why only few black artist are huge internationally. if you notice the black artist who embrace the global market are better off. Rihanna Alicia keys and beyonce beside those 3 which other black females are huge internationally?
    billboard is not a world chart. the last time i check the euro and the pound are stronger currency than the US$

  22. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    aahahahahh sam kill yaself..quick riding her vag and suck on ur moms…she sells massive singles and albums and regardless its still a huge profit dumass..the label is interested in the label, they are not gunna be keeping her around if they are not making enuff funds to do so..trust that hater. YOu see how the h** teairra mari got thrown on her ass LMFAO.

  23. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    this shyt is boring? wtf???! eew, just wasted 5 minutes of my life. rihanna needs to sit her flat non talent ass down! REHAB sucks!

  24. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    If you guys dont like that Sam is Always bashing Rihanna which he always does cause she has no talent (expect modeling) why do u come on this site. I mean his opinon of her is never gonna change so if you feel so strongly about his comments why come on here.
    And Rihanna doesnt give a s*** about any of us so y get soo upset about someone elses opinon of her damn. It only fair to judge album sales when Alicia and Leona Re-release their album we’ll see. Her album only started to sell real good when she re-release it. Stop the madness

  25. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! what a boring video, she was just standing around getting glamour shots, she barley opened her mouth. what the heck! this is a shame! i think this is the end of her very short career. im out!

  26. Cortez November 17, 2008

    REPLYING 2 -At November 17, 2008 6:50 PM, Anonymous

    1st. I LIKE THAT GRAPE JUICE, I THINK SAM PUTS UP GOOB BLOGS, BUT HIS HATE ON RIHANNA IS JUST LAME..I MEAN DAMN IF HE DOESNT LIKE HER WHY IS EACH MONTH 40% IF NOT MORE IS ABOUT RIHANNA??? COME ON NOW GET OVER YOURSELF..

    2nd. Before GGGB Re-Loaded Came out she was @ 4.1 million which is not bad.

    3rd. I AM MAKING THESE COMMENTS BECASUE THAT’S WHAT THE COMMENT SECTION IS 4..I WROTE THESE FOR SAM NOT RIHANNA I KNOW SHE ISNT GONNA BE ON NO HATING ASS THATGRAPEJUICE..SHE IS TOO BUSY SELLING OUT ARENAS WORLDWIDE..

    STOP THE MADNESS, TELL SAM 2 STOP THE HATE

  27. Nick November 17, 2008

    I like Rihanna, she makes good, fun music, THIS IS MY FAV SONG ON THE ALBUM, BUT this video is a HOT MESS, I mean they look s***, BUT DNT THEY ALWAYS?! CHILD, THIS IS A MESS/

  28. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    facts are facts i don’t care how much rih rih sell but the truth is that chick is only a singles artist look at all the other artist that release cds after gggb came out last year an are releasing new ones keyshia cole, kanye west,t-pain,plies. an she still on this album

  29. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    Since Rihanna is busy selling out area maybe we should get business with our own lives and stop attacking someone else opinon on these celebs cause they are gonna do there thing either way. Who care if Sam doesnt like her every blogger has a celeb that they don’t like. And of course he is gonna post stuff about her he need us to come to his blog and she is the it girl. This is his blog if you don’t like it too bad

  30. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    read & weep hater sam.
    from billboard
    http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/chart_beat/bonus.jsp

    EIGHT HITS COULD HOLD HER: The debut of "Rehab" (SRP/Def Jam) on the Hot 100 at No. 91 gives Rihanna her eighth hit from her "Good Girl Gone Bad" album. That's the highest number of actively promoted singles any artist has extracted from one album since Shania Twain had eight hits from "Come On Over" from 1997-1999. Rihanna's octet of hits has arrived a little faster, in one year and seven months, the time elapsed between the debut of "Umbrella" in April 2007 and this week's arrival of "Rehab."

    Janet Jackson could have had eight hits from "Rhythm Nation 1814," except her label decided not to release a commercial product on the eighth single, "State of the World," and only sent promotional copies to radio, making the 1991 song ineligible for the Hot 100 according to chart rules in effect at that time.

    Here is a summary of Rihanna's eight charting tracks from "Good Girl Gone Bad," in chronological order:

    "Umbrella," No. 1 for seven weeks (2007) [Rihanna featuring Jay-Z]
    "Shut Up and Drive," No. 15 (2007)
    "Hate That I Love You," No. 7 (2007) [Rihanna featuring Ne-Yo]
    "Don't Stop the Music," No. 3 (2008)
    "Take a Bow," No. 1 for one week (2008)
    "If I Never See Your Face Again," No. 51 (2008) [Maroon 5 featuring Rihanna]
    "Disturbia," No. 1 for two weeks (2008)
    "Rehab," No. 91 to date (2008)

  31. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    It was not the best video in the world and far from the worst. But I must say im a lil dissapointed because rihanna has delivered some of the best videos such as umbrella and disturbia and I guess this one fails in comparsion. But I will say her and justin both looked hot. Sam you really do give rihanna a hard time. I am far from a major Rihanna fan but I give her credit when its due. But you on the other have never been able to compliment without giving more negatory comments to back the compo up, but thats just my opinion, which you are entitled to yours and I respect it!

  32. Jai November 17, 2008

    This video was pure garbage. The visuals were okay, but the video was pointless, and it was pointless for Def Jam to release it as a single. And another thing…I don’t know why Rihanna fans are even bothering to post those bogus ass numbers trying to pass them off as Rihanna’s record sales. She’s only had THREE #1 singles from this album and the only reason why that happened is because she re-released the album ONE YEAR later with two brand new songs. SMH If Rihanna so great, she would’ve gone three or four times platinum by now. It took her a year and some change to reach 2,000,000 records. Do your math stans!

    P.S. and I totally agree with Sam about Def Jam slighting Mariah and Janet. They are ICONS for goodness sake! But they’re overlooked and they lack promo and everything needed to make sales while Rihanna, who is known for her looks and “fashion sense” is being shoved down our throats with back to back singles. SMH She has a long way to go in ’09 and beyond. That’s all I have to say. Rihanna needs to step her game up or just call it quits because this little 15 minutes of fame isn’t gonna last forever.

  33. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    REAL ARTIST dont have time to keep releasing song after song after song from one album…they too busy HEADLING THEIR OWN TOURS and working on NEW ALBUMS….cant say the same for rhi rhi…def jam was about to drop her ass like a bad habit at the sametime they dropped terria marie but her manger BEGGED them to give her another chance and kept crying to believe in her so they kept her…dont think they kept her for her talent!!!!
    lets see how long she drag her new album out!!!! hell keyshia cole knew when to put her first album to rest…ITS BEEN TWO YEARS ALMOST ON THE SAME ALBUM ACTING LIKE IT JUST CAME OUT…WHAT DO U EXPECT PPL GONNA BUY IT…BUT SINCE SELLLS SO WELL WE WILL SEE WHAT HER FIRST WEEK NUMBERS ARE WHEN THAT NEW ALBUM COME OUT AND HOW LONG ITS GONNA TAKE HER TO GO PLATNIUM!!!

  34. Da Vinci November 17, 2008

    I love the video she looks flawless in every scene. I do feel the video doesn’t have an obvious plot but if you interpret the song you can understand the concept.

    p.s despite what anybody say about Rhi I truly admire her hustle

  35. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    I love rhianna. im a huge fan of her looks and her music. I love her voice its so unique to me, she can do no wrong and hasnt since enterin in 05

  36. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    Omg i cant stop watching it
    RiRi Da Queen Of Da Charts

  37. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    The haters sure do come out in full force

  38. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    there was only one thing hot about this video – Justin Timberlake. i stopped watching after first minute. NEXT!

  39. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    all video is she sitting on the car and he walking aroud. oh yeah and then he lay on the car and she sits on him. yeah soo cool…

  40. ND November 18, 2008

    WOW…. LMAO Sam I gotta love U – Ur review was way too funny for 8 in the morning!!!

    Ur right doe, dat was some fake ass feature cos JT didnt do nuthin but get all up on RiRi.
    The single aint hott like the last two catchy singles…
    And she's pushing 8 singles from one album… (Who's paying for this?) With the Music Industry Credit Crunch and all my favourite artist's album's been under-promoted and pushed back!!!

    She needs to 'Go ahead and get gone'… & come back a little stronger cos dis ish is weak!

  41. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    This comment by the site’s admin. Sam has really convinced me now the he/she has a big time disliking towards Rihanna.

    Most of his/her comments are very negative towards Rihanna. I think the site’s creator shld remain neutral when spreading the news.

  42. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    Rihanna hater… just can’t leave her alone.. It seems like Sam’s caring extra for a singer he hates? just post the video.. type the name of the song and move on..

    geez so obsessed about criticizing Rihanna..

  43. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    Stop hating this girl, this is really really boring. If you don’t like her, don’t post anything about her and remove her pic from your banner!

  44. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    I DIDNT HEAR YOU GUYS SAYING THAT WHEN BEYONCE RELEASED ABOUT 10 VIDEOS FOR B DAY. NOW THAT WAS SOME BULL S***. AND SHES PROBABLY GONA RELEASE 10 VIDEOS FOR I AM SASHA FIERCE. SO STOP HATING ON RIHANNA

  45. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    guys this is a blog therefore sam can give his/her opinion…and he/she is going to blog about her because obviously she is popular…u don’t have to come to the website. i’m not a fan or a hater, but i’m just sayin’…if this was a big magazine or news site..it’d be a different story u know.

  46. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    I love to listen to Rihana’s and Beyonce’s music I like the “rehab” song. People need to stop comparing her voice to other singers with stronger and bigger voices. She can sing. What fun about listening to music for me is to listen to the different types of voices. Why put the album to rest when she is making so much money for the record company? She is an artist that the record companies are investing in to make money for them. However, I think she could dance more to be a better entertainer. Just looking at a pretty person does get boring. I like this video.

  47. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    I love to listen to Rihana’s and Beyonce’s music. I like the “rehab” song. People need to stop comparing her voice to other singers with stronger and bigger voices. She can sing. What fun about listening to music for me is to listen to the different types of voices. Some people may not like her voice, but it does not mean she cannot sing. Nobody loves every song or artists that record companies try to make us like. Why put the album to rest when she is making so much money for the record company? She is an artist that the record companies are investing in to make money for them. However, I think she could dance more to be a better entertainer. Just looking at a pretty person does get boring. I like this video.

  48. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    Ok, Rihanna is cute in this video, which that’s really the only thing you can say about her, but this video is what her audition for a P**n movie or is this the new way you audition for a runway show.

    What’s the theme for this waste of money… Why?

  49. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    Looks like a commercial clip for William Rast *lol
    that stupid lil RiRi B**** sells her ass off.
    And the only reason Justin is in there is, that people will wtach the clip because of him. Cuz everybody must be annoyed by RiRi-b**** and hot Justi is really the only reason to take a look at that boring clip.

  50. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    Put all the hate aside and lets just enjoy Rihanna while she’s here.
    She makes songs we all like..So lets stop throwing salt at her.
    No she’s not that great of a singer, and yes her performances lack a lot of substance..
    But she’s just doing all she know’s best..
    and in the creative relm, she beats out most of the artists out.
    Who knows..She may be a seasonal singer.. as in she’s here for a few years..and gone the next.
    But for now, stop the hating and lets enjoying her..because all of you b****** know you sing “live your life” while you’re riding in your car on the road! lol

  51. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    @6:01 Am, I sing this song! but I still dont get the hooker mentality of this video. This video could’ve been a great one if not for the lack of taste and everything else in it.

    Is she selling the Car, Herself, Underware, the Hat! What!

  52. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    Sam you really do need to start doing some damn research. They’re pushing her singles because she is hot and she definitely selling. I for one love her singles and enjoy her album and performances. Why do you have so much hatred towards Rihanna. She is one of the most hottest female artists out right now. I really don’t understand your logic. I just saw the rehab video a day ago. I totally get it and understand it. The video is definitely filled with emotion. You have to be mentally impaired not to get it. I love it. I think it’s a very beautiful song.

  53. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    You know what Sam does have a right to an opinion but friggin do the research before you start talkin out the side of your neck about nothin! Bottom line: Rihanna’s music sells and she’s hot right now. Give credit when credit is due. I truly believe that Sam makes purposely makes these comments only because he/she believes that many bloggers will respond.

  54. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    Sam if you hate Rihanna so much, why do you keep posting her stuff?? Is this a ploy to get people to respond to your ridiculous comments?

  55. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    Come on you guys you know that Sam is right. Do not be mad most of the things he said is true.
    Problem is that she has no TALENT! SHe is a manufactured artist who has producers in the studio to make her sound good.

    I hae no problem saying that. SHe is not a good singer nor performing so why do people like her?

    I have no clue. I just saying that the truth.

  56. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    SHe should really stick to modeling. I believe artist like her and Britney spears are just not substantial.
    They have alot of hits but no true talent.
    Both can’t dance, both can’t sing, and one can somewhat perform (britney)

  57. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    Sam, you're doing great! Now, for all those hating on Sam for disliking Rihanna, here's a news flash for ya'….this is a BLOG (gossip & opinions)not a self-help, let's all get along, motivational forum.

    That said…Rihanna sucks as a recording artist. She's a beautiful woman and she can carry a tune (sometimes), but she just doesn't have the talent a recording artist of her stature should have. What she does have are clothes, good looks, and a hot guy..apparently all she needs.

  58. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    Does the artist make money off of singles?

    I know they make some from touring but other than that?

    There’s a big difference between Catchy songs and talent. Rihanna has had some good catchy songs but let’s be real on the talent tip she’s a flop. That’s why her singles sale and not the overall picture. Rihanna should be Paying The Dream a piece of everything she has cause because of him an Umbrealla (which is the only song that had staying power for her)she is were she is at today…And let’s be real, your dog could probably sing Umbrella, but then again it was a catchy song that does not require talent. That’s why I love her Label and Marketing Team they done sold the h*ll out of this chick…Based on a catchy song and a LOOK…

  59. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    WHY MUST EVERYONE KEEP BRINGING UP BEYONCE AND B’DAY TO JUSTIFY WHETHER RIHANNA SOLD ALBUMS OR NOT??? THAT DOESNT MEAN MUCH CUZ SHE’ll never be a BEYONCE OR ANYTHING MORE THAN WHAT SHE IS A SINGLES ARTIST

    IF YOU WANNA COMPARE HER TO WHO YOU THINK THREATENS HER, THEN LOOK AT EVERYONE..SHE SOLD MORE THAN MARIAH, JANET, USHER, AND EVEN MICHAEL JACKSON LAST ALBUM”INVINCIBLE”…AND SO???? WHATS YOUR POINT! IF YOOURE TRYING TO PROVE ONE BY BRINGING UP NUMBERS TO JUSTUFY RIHANNAS SUCCESS, THEN GO ALL THE WAY! HANNAH MONTANNA/MILEY CYRUS AND OTHER DISNEY ACTS HAVE OUTSOLD RIHANNAS GGGB LESS THAN THE TIME IT TOOK FOR GGGB TO GO AT LEAST 2X PLATINUM…SO WHAT DOES THAT TELLL YOU??

    SO STOP WITH THE BULLSHYT COMPARISON OF BDAY AND GGGB AND BEYONCE AND RIHANNA IN GENERAL..ITS ILLEGIT AND RUBBISH

  60. MRSJONES November 18, 2008

    RIHANNA DOESN’T WANT TO BE A SINGER. THAT’S IS NOT WHAT’S IN HER HEART. YOU CAN SEE WHEN SHE DOES HER HALF-ASSED PERFORMANCES ON STAGE. I’VE NEVER SEEN ANYONE LOOK SO BORED WHEN THEY PERFORM. HER TIME WILL FADE AS SOON AS THE NEXT IT GIRL IN “HIGH FASHION” HITS THE SCENE. ONLY HOPEFULLY THIS TIME, THE GIRL WILL ACTUALLY BE DESERVING OF A SINGING CAREER

  61. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    I love this video…. she looks soooo pretty in the video and even in it’s simplistic nature she still puts all other chicks to shame…. Rihanna is beyond fly…. I soo love the song and video I was even able to overlook Justin being in the video and that’s saying alot considering I despise all things Justin…. I’ve seen Rihanna perform Rehab live and that is actually what made me hooked on the song… LOVES THIS!!!!

  62. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    Rihanna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! beautiful & hotttt video – I wish people would stop hating on her, this girl came out on her own (unlike her counterpart with whom she’s always being compared to… Beyonce) and did her thing – doesnt matter if its her 8th single (her counterpart did an entire album). You all including GJ author are hating – y???? u didn’t when her counterpart did an entire album of ridiculous videos did ya???? I wonder is it bcos she’s not an American???? Doesn’t matter … Rihanna u r loved here in the UK girl!!!

  63. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    Please Dont Say Anything Negative About This Being Her Eight Single So What .. Thats Good That She Can Release Hit After Hit Off One Album Rihanna Is Entering Her Fourth Studio Album Her Fifteen Minutes Of Fame Have Been Over She Doing Overtime.. And If People Stop Judging And Pointing Fingers At Her They Could Actually Enjoy Her Music… I Really Think Rihanna Has Super Great Taste In Fashion Which Reflects In Her Creativity.. Her Vocal Range Is Perfect For The Songs She Puts Out.. The Girl Can Sing.. She Can Dance.. And She Has Said She Doesnt Want To Act But She Has Offers.. You Cant Lie The Girl Looks Good In All Of These Covergirl Ads… She’s Setting Trends and Bringing Back Trends … I Dont Care What Anybody Says That Is Great Framework Of Something Could Be Great One Day… And If Anyone Doesnt Think She Has Talent Or She’ll Eventually Burn Out like all Artist Do … Her Record Label Obviously Doesn’t Think So If They Keep Investing Money In Her..Im just Saying ..

  64. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    Rihanna is a flawless beauty, no doubt she became tough competition for Beyonce quick. She takes risks with her s***, and pulls it off so well. Bey needs to take notes. The video is quite nice. I like the classic glamour shots, and she has really great skin. As far as JT goes, I could really care less. I still despise this guy to this very day for destroying the career of a pioneer legend, you know who it is. I could go on and on, but the bottom line is-a situation blown out of proportion, but the outcome could have been different if he just would have stood up for her, it takes two to tango. I almost HATE him, sorry. He can go deteriorate somewhere with his wannabe black ass. Thats my 2 cents.

  65. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    WOW U WOULD THINK WITH ALL THE COMMENTS AGAINST EACH OTHER THERE WAS A WAR OR SOMETHING. I LIKE RIHANNA’S ALBUM WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT I BLASTED IT FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS, WITH SOME SONG SKIPPING BUT IT WAS MINIMAL. I COME FROM A PERSPECTIVE OF A PERSON WHO LIKES GOOD MUSIC AND LOVES GREAT PERFORMANCES. RIHANNA IS MORE OF A POP IMAGE THEN AN ACTUAL PERFORMANCE BASED ARTIST. U CAN HAVE AN OK CAREER GOING EITHER WAY DEPENDING ON HOW U WORK IT. I THINK THE TRUE TEST OF RIHANNA’S TALENT WILL BE WHETHER HER CAREER KEEPS GOING UP OR WHETHER THIS IS THE PEAK. I THINK SHE NEEDS SOME NEW MATERIAL. ASAP! FROM WHAT I READ HER ALBUM CAME OUT 17 MONTHS AGO. THAT’S A LONG TIME TO STILL BE PROMOTING AN ALBUM.

  66. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    Lol some of you Rihanna fans are so deluded about the whole Britney thing. She is NOT the new Britney. She cant even put on a show or sell millions of albums, she hasn’t made a huge impact on pop culture, and she’s the new Britney?. We dont have a new Britney yet. And judging by all the mediocre trash that we have been getting the past years, I doubt we will have one anytime soon.

  67. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    Big Rihanna fan, love everything she does, however not a fan of all of her live performances. This video was ok for what it was worth.

    I love the song. The video had no plot, so we’ll say its a glamour video. Every frame, could produce a beautiful picture including the shots with JT’s made overself. LOL, yall need to quit raggin on JT for being in this video. His role, is simple. He’s the video h** (male)- a male figure to throw in the video to opposite Rihanna. I mean he did produce the track, lets give him props where they are due.

    The song is so so so emotional, one of her most emotional songs compared to unfaithful and her other slow ballads. But I will agreed with the Rihanna haters and say that the video lacked emotions. So to sum it up, hot song, hot video, but they dont relate to one another, enuff said.

  68. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    I think the blogger is entitled to his opinion. Not everyone is blind to see that this girl cannot sing and is as stiff as a brick. I love Rihanna but this video does not make sense. I do not get it.
    There can never be another Britney Spears. Britney may not have the best voice but she can dance. If your talents don’t relate to music e.g “modeling and Fashion” then I dont see why you should be in music.
    Rihanna is pretty and all and I can understand if talented artists with no buzz do not like her. It must be frustrating. I admire the fact that she is hardworking, a trendsetter, and you can tell that she loves what is doing (those are important) but I am wondering how long people can keep up with her b*******.

  69. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    to me the it girls this time around is miley an taylor swift those chicks rackin in some heavy dough an rih rih not even an there level yet

  70. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    BEYONCE IS A WHITE WOMAN, SINGLE LADIES MY ASS
    THATS WHY SHE POPULAR SHE LOOKS MORE WHITE THEN BLACK!

  71. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    I think this is the first time ive actually enjoyed a Rihanna video and thats only cos Justin was in it lol. Not crazy about the song, but it being Rihanna, im sure it will sell.

  72. miixedraceQt November 18, 2008

    i really don’t see the purpose in her appearing half naked throughtout the video, yes she has a great bod! damn get over yourself! *sigh*. The song has grown on me and the video well it’s basically a comercial for covergirl! no real purpose, the biggest dramatic part of the video was when he walked away from her. For this song i expected more. Justin looks great in that pink water though! =D. Still love Ri Ri, how can you hate a girl that’s got Chris brown on lock?. If she’s got him she must be doing something right!

  73. Dee November 18, 2008

    I love the song, and Rih definitely looked hot in the video, but it’s not my favorite from her.

    And geez, for all you people HATING, please give Rihanna a chance. So what she has released 8 videos/singles? GGGB is a very good album and I’m enjoying seeing videos for the songs. Do you succeed at EVERYTHING you do? If you’re happy with what you’re doing then you do and that’s all that should matter. I’m sure Rihanna is living life to the fullest right now and your opinions and comparisons to other artists and their “sales” isn’t going to stop her.

    Can we please stop COMPARING artists? Like who you like, dislike who you want to, but let them do their own thing! Sheesh.

  74. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    she’s hot

    she sells a lot

    she’s the black madonna

    she is relevant

  75. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    I love RIRI and for some reason this site hates her… That’s sad becuase she has brought such style and originality to music, not to mention she is called the number one girls becuase her single so number one!!! WOW this site is a trip!!!!

  76. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    Justin can and has done much better work in his career. Seeing him reduced to Rihanna’s cliched song writing, w****-dressing, unimaginative videos and repeatitive(and terrible) song-subjects and lyrics is a sad sight. Worse – the whole world will end up watching this video and givig it the attention it absolutely doesnt deserve.

  77. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    I love you rihanna

  78. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    Rihanna is killing these h*** witout any effort

  79. Anonymous November 18, 2008

    I wish ppl would stop comparing bey n rhi please

  80. Anonymous November 19, 2008

    @6:18 this site and even her own, she has catchy songs, that dont mean the girl has talent and also she has the so called look that people want to fantasize about that’s all.

    The more she sings the worst her natural singing voice gets so that means there has been a lot of work done in the studio..

  81. Anonymous November 19, 2008

    I dont care wat ppl say bout rihanna is #1

  82. Anonymous November 19, 2008

    i love it
    riri looks gorgeous
    and justin looks sexxayy!!!!!

  83. Anonymous November 19, 2008

    This video was pointless. SMH I love Justin to death but I don’t even know what his purpose was in the video. And every time she releases a video or performs, people comment on how “great” she looks. What about the actual task at hand people? Uh, isn’t she supposed to be an ENTERTAINER
    ? That should be a damn sign. I vote no. Def Jam should really pull the plug now.

  84. Anonymous November 19, 2008

    I think I just got the concept of the video…at first I thought it was just “pretty” shots of them but now I realize that Justin is not real in the video…he’s a mirage. She’s in the desert and hallucinating. She sees him and feels him everywhere. She’s an addict…for his love…

  85. Anonymous November 19, 2008

    I’m loving this song, and the way her voice flows with it, she has found her swag, and I think this is very strategic because not everybody listened to album including me, now after hearing songs I will be inclined to buy the next….smart move, just like fergi did her last album I loved it and had it for a while but it wasn’t getting no play but she kept at it and kept releasing those songs off of it and it was a success (huge) so i think they were smart if the songs were capable of being hits, but needed exposure, she’s growing her fan base, and lets not forget her style is off the chain and i liked the way they didn’t let justing sing because it was expected and i love the unexpected.

  86. Anonymous November 19, 2008

    She is just hot, I love her style.

  87. Anonymous November 19, 2008

    umm stop DISSIN RiRi….come on!!!!!

    do ppl have 2 comment on everyting they dont like…..i hate rihanna but i love her 2….her fashion wise and music
    hate her for being with CB!ARGH!!!

  88. Anonymous November 19, 2008

    this is a very pretty video but it made absolutely no sense lol.

    i love rihanna and justin, but this video didn’t really even have a point, which is a disappointment because this is one of my favorite songs off her album and i thought she would have nailed it!

    if you noticed, it was a “glam” video. the video had more emphasis on her clothing than the true message behind the song. lots of touching and “sexual” seduction, mystery etc.

    i had such high expectations for this video because the song has such an awesome message. too bad….

  89. Anonymous November 19, 2008

    Am i missing something with the vid?? It didnt get it at all….i think they could have done a lot better considering the lyrics of the song…hhmmmm…she looks freakin gorgeous but the vid is kinda lame

  90. Anonymous November 19, 2008

    i think this video is good yes, but it could be more emotional. i mean this song is so emotional so sad and in the video you see rihanna is soo rich so famaous (sunglasses…)like always and justin also, so it deosnt make sense.there isnt anything special. she could cry a little bit or for example lying in a rehab…..there are many possibilities which would make the video much more interesting and emotional but anyway the song is great!!

  91. MrRihannaFenty November 19, 2008

    Kanye West said “Rihanna is the best thing that happened to Beyonce”. Which meant Beyonce has to step up her game because Rihanna is way past her level. So thats end the conversation on Rihanna never being close to Beyonce or anything of that nature. Rihanna’s album is selling. She’s sold over 6.2 million world wide, more than B’Day. Plus her singles are amazing. And to the person saying that real artists dont have enough time to release song after song, Rihanna is headlining a tour with Chris Brown, then a few months ago she was with Kanye on tour and then a few months before that, she had her own tour. Rihanna is just a busy person who is a hard worker. I think Rihanna is the ultimate artist because she has been busy ever since 2005. Other artists have to take breaks and do other b*******. Look at brandy, been gone for 4 years and now she aint selling well. Beyonce, been gone for 2 years and now her last album sucks. Ashanti, flopped. Janet, flop. Usher, flop, Mariah FLOP!

  92. Anonymous November 19, 2008

    i agree wit the one above rihanna should get some type of award and i dnt no how n y billboard honored ciara, and rhi cd is getting real close to 3million

  93. Anonymous November 19, 2008

    i just understand how we complain saying dat black sistas dnt get the shine they deserve but yet you got a girl who the mainstream love but yet the urban community always hatn on her

  94. Anonymous November 19, 2008

    beyonce who!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  95. Anonymous November 19, 2008

    i cant to wait for explain this video

  96. Anonymous November 19, 2008

    this vid sucks da gurl need to stop

  97. Anonymous November 20, 2008

    she need to stick to modeling cause this song sucks

  98. Anonymous November 20, 2008

    Please stop commenting on this video, Sam please make them stop

  99. Anonymous November 26, 2008

    i love this song u guys r tru haters i love rihanna this is her best song on the album im gla its on the radio

  100. Anonymous November 26, 2008

    this song is my s*** i love it

  101. Anonymous November 26, 2008

    this song is better than beyonces dum song

  102. Anonymous November 26, 2008

    f*** akll u haters this is my s*** rihanna is the best b**** out there right now

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