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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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# 1

She doesn’t sound very good live.

# 2

she can pull off that bodysuit

# 3

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.

# 4

What is she wearing?

# 5

cute girl. lousy performer.

# 6

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

# 7

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

# 8

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

# 9

Bad performer!

RiRi, Halloween is in October!

So Judgemental @ 11/23/2009 at 3:06 pm

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.

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

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 @ 11/23/2009 at 3:08 pm

WTF?!?!? ***** 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!!!!!

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

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

i’m so DONE with her…she sucks!

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 @ 11/23/2009 at 3:14 pm

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

Truth Is... @ 11/23/2009 at 3:16 pm

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.

A woman from future lol

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.

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.

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.

SHE STILL LOOKS LIKE A TRANNY.

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