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Rihanna: ROCKSTAR 101 Video Premiere

Rihanna: ROCKSTAR 101 Video Premiere

Scope out the new “ROCKSTAR 101” video premiere from Rihanna!

Helming the vid was director Melina Matsoukas, who also did Rihanna’s “Hard” and “Rude Boy” videos. The song is the fourth single off of Rihanna‘s latest album, Rated R.

Don’t miss Blink-182 rocker Travis Barker behind the drums in the video as well!

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Rihanna’s dark new vid — HOT or NOT?


Rihanna: ROCKSTAR 101 Video Premiere
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  • Donovan

    I’m so sick of all these girls trying to shock me! Ok, your painted black, ok, you just flipped me the bird. Ok, your wearing black lipstick. Geez. I don’t know what I want from pop music but I’m kind of over this.

  • Tori

    2:07 mins of my life i can’t get back,couldnt bare to listen to the whole thing…jesus….what’s happening to music? *sigh*

  • [marie]

    Rihanna is trying really hard to shock people by finding new ways to prance around a video half naked while sounding like goat in heat with autotune..

    The only way Rihanna could shock me now is if she could actually sing..

  • dee

    i love it.. she is the best out right now!!!! all the haters need to move on

  • Lauren

    Wow, I actually like it. I’m surprised…..

  • Kim

    The video is great , but I don’t like the song

  • Shakera

    Loved it! Very creative

  • belgian

    great video, kinda hardcore. looks like rihanna is becoming a bit more edgy musically

  • tal

    amazingggggggggggggggggggggg

  • Pook

    She looks like a man.

  • Trinity

    Too bad she can’t sing. Her director is creative but it’s wasted on this lack of talent.

  • yawn

    lame….

  • Silence of the Hams

    @[marie]: Agree, if she learned how to belt out a tune, I’d be shocked.

  • Alice

    I don’t mind the video but ALL her songs sound the SAME.

  • Wes

    She looks hot, weird, but hot.

  • Sway

    No, RiRi, you’re not a rock star. You’re just a cute face trained to dance around half naked. If you want to be around in five years, take some voice lessons.

  • mickey

    ugly chick.

  • tal

    WOW STUNNING RIRI!

  • 816_KC_Killa

    LOVED IT…she is killin the game right now!

  • eightball

    Rihanna needs to learn how to do something besides pose sexily for the camera. If she can’t then she should go into modeling.

  • Britney

    Hmmm… First I dont know how half of the video had anything to do with being a “Rockstar.” The video would go along great with “Im half naked, sometimes rolling in mud and then feeling up on myself occasionally.” Also I just wanted to point out that a little bit ago Chris Brown came out with a black and white video too…. dont know the song (not a fan of his mixtapes) but still. And second she just ruined this song for me….. this was my favorite off of Rated R :(

  • Brandon

    Rihanna Te amo better be good cause im a big fan and u should stop that shitt BW are u sireouss like anywaysss log story short i dont really like it maybe cause its neww i dunn kno

  • GROSS

    GROSS.

  • GROSS

    ROCK STAR. NO
    TRANNY. YES

  • meme

    Visually interesting but not much of a song.

  • http://www.123people.com/s/eric+schiffer Eric Schiffer

    Nice! Sexy and awesome. Good job Rihanna.

  • Lynn

    Everyone wants to be Lady Gaga.

  • MEW

    I thought it was pretty cool, she is changing so much and is getting more creative. She is learning to play drums, now base, she is really working hard. She also looks so hot in the video too!

  • Delicious

    I FUC**** LOVE IT. ALL THE HATERS CAN KICK ROCKS. RIHANNA KEEP DOING YOUR THANG MAMA. YOU’RE A YOUNG, BLACK, BEAUTIFUL POP, ROCK PRINCESS WHO SETS TRENDS, BREAKS RULES, AND YOU DON’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE THINK. LOVE IT! I WISH MORE SISTAHS HAD THE SAME CONFIDENCE.

  • Adriana

    LOVE IT! But I didn’t even see Travis Barker…LOL. That sucks for him. Anyhow, I love Rihanna when she’s wearing that crazy evil looking hat and when her body is painted black. What I love most about Rihanna is that she seems totally fearless and down to try anything. She’s totally doing her own thing…No Lady Gaga here.

  • kate

    Loved the video, love the song!!! I am not a Rihanna fan in the way of buying her music but then again I am not really into R&B but if I were I would buy the record based on this vid and song!! I think she’s interesting and whether she sings like Beyonce, or Yoko Ono I think the real point is she’s bringing something interesting to R&B instead of giving the same old beats, and vocal Olympics!

  • Adriana

    @eightball: LOL. You sound jealous…Get over it. Obviously she’s doing something right if all her Europe tour is sold out and her American tour is doing just as well. Rihanna is cool and who cares if she poses and models in her videos…She WAS a model and it just so happens that she can sing very well. If you think she can’t sing then please point out someone else that can? Mariah? Celine? Whitney? Christina? Yeah they can sing, but none of them are as cool or as popular as Rihanna right now. People say Madonna and Lady Gaga can’t sing either, but they are still popular and almost always put style over substance to great effect.

  • OHHHHHH

    LOVE it…Hot Hot Hot! Haters to left. haha.

  • Demmi

    @ Lynn

    No Gaga wants to be everybody! LOL

  • http://www.the-wandering-star.blogspot.com The Wandering Star

    I like the song, especially when it’s turned up real loud, but the video should not have been black and white and she should have done more than just try to be edgy for the camera. If it was in color, with more guitars, and actual dancing (not just moving around) I would have loved it!

  • http://justjared style1

    YOU WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO TELL IF THAT WAS THE GIRL WHO SANGED PON DE REPLAY

  • Tim

    This is right out of Lady Gaga play book…CopyCat!!I bet Perez Hilton doesn’t have the Balls to call out Rihanna..He knows who he can pick on and who not to.

  • Debbie

    White Wash background,Crawling on the Floor,Headgear,Netting on her face everything is GaGa but without the HOT single.

  • Luiza

    I miss the old Rihanna

  • ChelseaM

    Ok. I like Rihanna, she’s so sweet and adorable in all her interviews, I think she is GODDESS-like stunning, flawless, super cute, beautifulllll, such a babe…….but she has the type of jarrin nasal small range voice that cheapens her songs. & not much of a stage precense at all, her beauty and her height definitely gives her precense but her performances are still after all these years, amateur…..which is not great, obviously! :( Beyonce singing this would pull it off a lot more believably rocking out and singing her face offfff like in Ring The Alarm. Not everyone has a big voice & not everyone needs it — Kesha for example who judging by the Kiss FM concert has finally found her stage precense, and she knows her voice so she doesn’t try to stretch it, instead raps. After seeing her live (I didn’t go for her by the way, the lineup was huge) I do see her appeal, she’s actually cool onstage in front of a crowd in open space, she has a lot of swagger, and she came across really cute. Also, I like her latest song. Anyway I don’t know what I’m trying to say….but it’s like Rihanna looks like suuuuuuch a superstar, has most of the indegrients for a star…..but her voice and deliver always lets her down. If she wasn’t gorgeous to look at, no one would be buying her music. I’m a total girls’ girl, so I’m not the type of person to hate on someone cos they’re pretty or wtv, …..Idk. I just wish she would take voice lessons or something. She even sounds almost unbearable in her videos. Everytime I hear a Rihanna song I find myself liking it but wishing someone else was singing it.

  • Raven

    @Adriana: You stans need to find a new angle other than the jealous cardy. It’s played out like Rihanna. It’s true Madonna’s not much of a singer but she’s much better than Rihanna at reinventing herself. Please don’t compare Rihanna to Gaga. Gaga is not much in the looks department but the girl can sing. Listen to her live. Rihanna is not a good live singer. Many videos have been posted on this site where she sounds terrible and even her synched videos need work. She simply doesn’t have the vocals to back up her tracks.

    Concert sales are not definitive proof of talent, just fads and popularity of the moment. Let’s see if this girl is around in 5-10 years like Christina, Celine, Madonna and Whitney. Right now she is the flavor of the month with a good marketing team. People are being kind when they say she should model not sing. She is an uneducated girl. If she’ssmart, she’ll get an education so she has something to fall back on and doesn’t end up bankrupt like many other popular singers who’s time have passed.

  • astro

    @Tim: Probably not, he’s such a lick ass.

  • http://stopitnow.com Keyda

    Everybody failed to realize how SATANIC this video is.

    *throws holy water at Rihanna*

    THE POWER OF CHRISTS COMPELS YOU!!!!!

  • bijoux

    Hot video for a hot song!

  • Darwin

    Ur just being a haterzzz no haterzz allowed here!!!! SHE IS AWESOME SHE IS GREAT AND VIDEO TOO SO IF U DONT LIKE IT THEN GET OUT !! THAT JUST EASY! SHE REALLY CAN SING!

  • aine

    I kinda liked this song on the album, but this video is horrendous..I got bored halfway through

  • Trae

    am I the only person who has grown to be frightened of the “new” Riri…I mean…I dont know if I will be able to sleep after seeing this…SHE SCARES ME…and Im a grown man…

    I used to be a really HUGE Rihanna fan, but I really did not like Rated R, refused to buy it and typically, if her songs came on the radio, I would change the station…well, except for Rude Boy, it had some appeal, and was actually her only #1 single off of the entire album.

    She should give it up, head back to the studio, and this time try something that will appeal to a broader audience and not just devil worshipers…Hope I didn’t offend anyone but I’m sure someone will be pissed.

    Ill take SOS or Pon De Replay Rihanna over the satanic Riri any day.

    THATS ALL

  • MEW

    @Trae: i dont think rihanna likes being a little girl anymore, like she was in all her old videos. She has grownup, and is singing a variety of songs now. You just got to learn to like them. You liked Rudeboy, thats a start :)

  • Trae

    @MEW:

    lol…I tried to listen to the CD…I really did…I did not get into it…I didn’t feel like she was a little girl on Good Girl Gone Bad, and I loved that cd…

  • MEW

    @Trae: well u do make a point with good girl gone bad, but then again she was a teenager, now she is an adult so maby she has grown up to much for you, which is understandable, i think she nows that she has lost and gain some fans. I just try to listen and watch all her videos and i learn to like them. I guess you cant and its understandable. Mabey her next album in a few years you will like.

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