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Rihanna Performs At 2009 AMAs -- VIDEO

Rihanna Performs At 2009 AMAs -- VIDEO

Rihanna slips into a daringly sexy white bandage jumpsuit while performing “Hard” and “Wait Is Over” at the 2009 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday (November 22) in Los Angeles.

Check out the cool lighting effects that came out of her shoulders!

After the AMAs, the 21-year-old Bajan babe took a flight to JFK airport in New York City. Rihanna is in town to promote her new CD, Rated R, in stores NOW. At 5PM TODAY she’ll be signing CDs at the Best Buy store in Union Square. And tomorrow, she’ll be performing at Good Morning America.

Rihanna Performs At 2009 American Music Awards

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Photos: Kevork Djansezian/Getty, Craig Sjodin/ABC
Posted to: 2009 AMAs, Rihanna

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  • twitters

    She doesn’t sound very good live.

  • marissa

    she can pull off that bodysuit

  • RaisingChild

    Not a fan of this performance. For me it seemed the vocals were off and her stage presence was lacking. She looked very pretty though.

  • jeeves

    What is she wearing?

  • cute

    cute girl. lousy performer.

  • angel

    I don’t like any of her AMA oufits.
    She needs a new stylist.

  • Chau

    She is AWFUL live! Bleh. She can’t sing. She can’t dance. Boring.

  • annie

    looks like fancy halloween tp mummy outfit.
    not cute.
    and gawd she sounds horrible live.

  • Lyla

    Bad performer!

  • so much

    RiRi, Halloween is in October!

  • So Judgemental

    She has always been a good live performer.. but I think she is off her game right now and trying to re-find her confidence. Kind of embarrassing to go out and perform in front of a whole bunch of people who know the whole situation.. the psychological damage is hard to overcome. .. might take her awhile.. maybe another year of performing to be back to the old Rhianna.

  • Justice

    Her hair is awful but at least she toned down the clown makeup.

  • anon

    Taylor Swift and Rihanna have their voices propped by the studio. They rely too much on their wardrobe, glamor and background tricks to distract the audience. stand still and sing LIVE

  • waffle bowl

    WTF?!?!? Bitch is ripping off Freddie Mercury with the mic stand!!!! Don’t even bother trying, cause you are a no-talent and always will be! Nobody will be singing your praises 20 years from now, you’ll be a has-been!!! This is what you call a performance? A dead body shows more passion!!! Jay-Z, were smoking crack when you signed this trick? SHE HAS NO TALENT!!!!!

  • xfiles

    That looks like the p*rn version of a Where’s Waldo suit.

  • Elena

    she’s totally naked…he’s not ashamed of herself dressing that way?

  • chopsuey

    i’m so DONE with her…she sucks!

  • jessie

    what the hell is that on her neck.. please dont tell me thats permanent.. holy sh*tt that tattoo loooks horrible.. its in the worst spot ever

  • LeviKlein

    I loved the stage and the lighting, hated the songs and performance. Rihanna cannot sing, and she prouved it at the AMAs.

  • Truth Is…

    Agree, she’s off her game but imho, she’s never been a very good live performer. Her voice isn’t the best and her moves are weak. Sometimes she even forgets to dance.

    Her strength is in videos where her marketing team can manipulate her voice to sound semi-decent and dress her up like a supermodel and parade her around half-naked.

  • naked

    A woman from future lol

  • khristi

    People complain but there are only a handful of “singers” in the industry all of the rest try and get by on stage presence and props. I’m not a hater though because I like Rihanna.

  • hotlanta

    She does look sort of pretty there. Whoever did her makeup did a nice job. Now if only they could do something with her hair.

  • just no

    I’m sorry but I thing she’s beginning to show that she’s really a flash in the pan.

    she needs to concentrate on songwriting (or getting better songwriters), voice training and not rely on her outer appearances so much.

    The performance was terrible. Her attitude was like yeah I’m back when in reality it was like wtf, are you serious with that?

    Enough with the outfits. If she wants to be taken seriously again she better bring it music wise.



  • Kelly James

    At least she shaved. She’s not a victim anymore.

  • enoughalready

    #11 are you serious? This is her third performance, Rihanna has walked the streets of everywhere and everyone has seen all her parts and she was nervous? How about she just cant sing! There is no excuse for that lack of performance but one, she cant sing! No matter how you turn, move, jump, go around in circles it will all be the same and she ought to be ashmed of her self. But you know what I loved about it? This is the same thing her and her BFF Melissa did to Britney and look were Brit is at now… Rihanna should’ve been out of this business a long time ago, walking around being cute and thinking your better than anyone becuase of people like you have gotten her at this point. And please stop making excusses for not having talent and you cant blame Chris cause she sounded like this before people just could’nt get pass her look. The sad thing is she actually seems to cant hear how she sounds while performing. That was terrible and there is no hope for her at all…

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  • Tons o fun

    She looks like she was attacked with a pool chair, and lost!

  • seven dust

    She was terrible but so were most of the performances.
    Gaga rocked it though.

  • Jen

    what is it with these performers, they all look like copy cats of each other and all are trying to hard to be sexy…. I feel bad for kids now, these are the people they all look up to… why doesnt she just walk out naked on stage, geez… so trashy

  • Erin

    @ Tons o Fun (Post #29) HILARIOUS!!!

  • ewww

    She kind of makes me sick!!!

  • Jay Katie

    She should have just stuck stickers on her chest and called it a day.

  • jillyro

    I can’t get past the ginormous forehead (whose hairline starts that high???) and that awful hair she has. She lost her cute long ago. That outfit, the awful voice, ugh, she’s not only paintful to watch for her lack of stage presence but hard to listen to, her voice is whiny and she can’t sing!!.

  • shoes4life

    She and almost everyone else with the exceptions of Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys & Jay Z, Whitney (somewhat and being respectful) and Janet, they all just SUCKED!

    I felt just dirty after half- watching some of the performances. There is no more music, it is just garbage out there. I stop listening a long time ago and boy I am not missing a thing.

    Rihanna can not SING! She was HORRID! All show and no talent.

  • natasha

    wow, this is soooooo bad performance :S I’m in shock :S

  • Liverwurst

    I’m so over this cow.

  • Tealeaf

    She loves showing off her implants

  • pfft.

    No wonder she stooped down to start talking about the Chris incident….after this performance I’m sure Chris is laughing his butt off.

  • lala

    ahaha WTF
    too Lady Gaga, she needs some originality

  • Katie Momjeans

    I don’t think she has implants.

  • Nahh

    Nice Phreak-Show !!!! Rocked the house !!!! Guitars rule the world !!!!

  • AutumnM

    Rihanna has a great body, but she is not a good1w performer i’m sorry to say.

  • Anderson Ulloa
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  • happy girl

    that’s what you call an awesome body. not fair. how can one person have such a fabulous body? wow.

  • getitnow

    Download Rated R (explicit) for $3.99 Amazon!!!!!

  • Jax

    What does that tattoo on her chest say? I couldn’t read the thing. Her voice did sound terrible. Did that place have bad accoustics?

  • Rhonda

    I don’t know her music any more than I know Taylor Swifts but from the performance Chris Brown might have done her a favor!