Best Videos 2015: Rihanna - "Bitch Better Have My Money"
Fri, 25 Dec 2015 07:57:32
The epic seven minute video for Rihanna's "Bitch Better Have My Money," is basically a short film about what happens when you don't pay up. Remember kids, don't try to get away with not paying Rihanna, she'll f*** your shit up. Nothing is off limits for the mob boss-like singer who, along with two sidekicks, intoxicate, make fun of, and torture a rich blonde woman. Over the course of the video, we come to understand that the blonde woman is the wife of Rihanna's cheating accountant, who has been spending Rihanna's money on girls and parties.
A trailer for the video was first released at 2015's BET awards. Since its release, the video has registered almost 70 million views, and is one 2015's 100 most-viewed music videos. It is the third video Rihanna has helped direct, and mixes lavish luxury with bloody brutality. Full of both violence and nudity, it received a MA rating.
The hellbent Rihanna is not going to let anyone get away with ripping her off, least of all some no-good accountant. She will literally torture their family, and as the last moments of the video show, afterwards she'll just cover herself in cash and calmly smoke a cigarette. It's a direct message, but one that seems as if it should be taken seriously.
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