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Rihanna: 'We Found Love' Video Premiere!

Rihanna: 'We Found Love' Video Premiere!

Check out the premiere of Rihanna’s new video for her latest song, “We Found Love“!

The 23-year-old entertainer stars opposite British model Dudley O’Shaughnessy and reunites with directer Melina Matsoukas who also helmed Ri‘s “S&M” and “Rude Boy” videos.

“We’ve never done a video like this before,” Rihanna tweeted about the clip. “This is probably one of the deepest videos I’ve ever done. It’s all about love and love being like a drug… you definitely get that from this. The good feeling of it and the dangers of it. That’s what this video is about.”

Also pictured: Rihanna leaving her hotel and arriving at L’Avenue restaurant on Tuesday (October 18) in Paris, France, where she rocked jeans by Nobody Denim.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Rihanna’s “We Found Love” video?

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103 Comments

# 1
Dubya Bush @ 10/19/2011 at 1:33 pm

I don’t like this song.

# 2

The video reminds me of the British tv-shows Skins and Shameless…

# 3

so far. best video of rihanna. powerful. meaningful.

# 4

Wooha. A bit like Requiem for a Dream, but i really like it.

# 5

damn at first i was like why is all this drug/smoking stuff coming up and is it really necessary?
but i guess it goes with the message of the video?
that drugs are bad? lol..

they are though. but it’s a little much in the video for my taste. and i’m not conservative.

but good she’s trying to show drugs aren’t good?

# 6

She seems broken to me…and not just in this video. Like she can’t find her way back. I feel bad for her.

# 7
YAAAS HONEY!!! @ 10/19/2011 at 1:56 pm

LOVE. IT.

# 8

How can I share this video?

# 9
MarilynandtheDiamonds @ 10/19/2011 at 2:07 pm

Is that guy supposed to be Chris Brown?

Christina is BEAUTIFUL and kelly O will always be a fat ass COW!!!!

im sorry, but for me, in this video, she act like its really good to smoke, drugs, sex……. its sad, i like the song

sad message for the young lady who will look at this video…..

Uhhhhhh this video makes no fvcking sense O.O All I see is her ass, her legs spread, the two kissing….doing all kind of super idiotically stupid ish…. smoking, getting drunk, doing drugs, in that bathtub looking at each other??? ….Oh well, I didn’t get it. What’s deep in that? I watched the whole thing til the end hoping the end would be like BAM, something terrible happens but it never happened. She just left?! WTF. Should I say that I’m disappointed? After Man Down, you’d expect something more interesting. Man Down is the only good song and video she’s done in two freaking years. ugh this one song is awful btw.

i don’t think Rihanna is saying you need to be on drugs when you are in a relationship, i think she saying love IS a drug. When you love someone you get so caught up in the feeling that it makes you say and do things that isn’t in your nature. Eventually the relationship hits a critical point and you come off the high of love you regret and feel disappointed in yourself for not seeing the bad or not being able to take back the mistakes you’ve made.

platinumblonde @ 10/19/2011 at 2:40 pm

The video is gross

This video will go the route of S&M re criticism etc. and like S&M it will be number one on Billboard. It is already #1 in the UK.

I am a huge Rihanna fen been since Music of the Sun this video is AMAZING best video she has ever made ♥♥♥

the scene where the guy smoke 10 cigarets at the same time….Seriously!! she will give bad ideas to people

MAGIC, WONDERFUL

great video! the message is that an experience that starts out wonderful (a relationship, drug use) can take a drastic turn into darkness quickly.

so she is basically telling us she and Chris Brown did some drugs, had some mad sex and were fighting a lot while she has a tattoo on her butt saying ‘mine’ …. I wouldn’t be surprised if this all was true.

All this video is saying is that drugs will destroy anything.. and they did fell hopelessly in love but the drugs tore them apart! It shows how she loved and lost because of it. I think this is one of her best songs to date!! <3

gglover128 @ 10/19/2011 at 3:10 pm

yes she was definitely trying to portray Chris Brown the blonde hair was a dead give away

OMG!!!!!!! It’s so amazing!!!! TERRIFIC…!

katherine @ 10/19/2011 at 3:25 pm

just hope people don’t think the video is a true reflection of where it was shot

still milking the cb situation i see rihanna, dear me

Please Rihanna you are a bad example for all the YOUNG girls watching you.
Showing all these drugs and cigarettes? Why?
Showing your butt, spreading your legs?
Looking high/depressed/sick/dead. Seriously you say you don’t want to be an example for the FANS.
But you are, if you want it OR NOT.
Sad that this is what everybody looks up to know.
No great voice, only some looks and a lot of skin/as$/bo0b showing video’s and performances.
She just fingered herself on STAGE. PLEASE who wants to adore her?
Are people seriously not seeing trought this??????

Well i really this video shows something concrete. It’s about being addicted to drugs, is just: love is THE DRUG, and sometimes you can do bad things for the person you love.
And the ending ? Well maybe she realized that she can dump him or something because she became a bad person.
BTW you don’t need to watch this video to get the idea of smoking 4 cigarettes at the same time.
This video is great, and sometimes is good to see a message through it.
Bravo Rihanna, tu les a tous tué.

If You Can’t Understand The message of the video, you need to keep your head in the books.
AND SHE SAID THE MESSAGE BEHIND IT;
It shows them in Love, obviously, and it shows the good (Happiness, innocent fun) And the bad (fighting, drugs ); Love is like a Drug, and with drugs, you like the feeling it gives you, and when you come off the high, you realize its bad for you, and its turning you into a different person.
In the end, she left, fully clothed, and sober. THAT IS THE MESSAGE.
not that difficult.

HER BEST VIDEO SO FAR….LOVED IT! THE MESSAGE SHE’S SENDING IS SIMPLY MAGNIFICIENT…..SHE’S A GREAT ACTRESS….WOW!! JUST AMAZING!!

@Liza:

Exactly !!! Skins had better music though…..

When the video first started i was thinking oh no another ****** legs spread **** in the air video but then as it went on i finally seen a story to it and for the first time in a long time i actually like this video but it got me thinking if that was meant as her relationship with Chris brown like the way the guy was trying to rule her like tattooing mine on her **** abit creepy for my liking

I love that she has a lot to say – like any artist – she’s got to express what she’s thinking and feeling. Drugs, rape, violence – she’s got something to say. Using popular culture to reveal her concerns is smart. She’s an artist, powerful, womanist, unique. I like the video – it’s hard to look at sometimes – but that’s ok.

Shoshanna @ 10/19/2011 at 6:45 pm

C’mon, all these comments are so conservatives! No wonder all popstars MUST act like idi*ts Disney’s stars, specially womens! No wonder Britney was crucified a few years ago.

50 cent can act like a pimp, Eminem like a d*ckhead, Justin T. is allowed to talk sh*t on Howard Stern and nobody give a f*ck….

I’m not fond of hers, but I think I f there’s a substitute for Madonna’s throne, is Rihanna for sure. This girl speaks with all kind of people and music. Straights, gays, hip-hop, r&b, dance…

Also when Lady Gaga releases a video, there’s nobody to complain about her copied “provocative” behavior! That’s because she’s white? The girl has no spontaneity, she’s pedant with old speechs and a artificial look.

The video is good, the music not much. But she’s on her way… LOL

SHE IS SO NOT OVER CHRIS BROWN.
EVEN THE MODEL LOOKED LIKE HIM.

Love the video, but I like the intro more than the actual song. Sad to say shes not over Chris Brown one bit by the looks of this video. This part of the intro says it all, “and when its over, and when its gone, you almost wish you can have all that bad stuff back so you could have the good”

In my opinion this is another bad example for young people all over the world. It encourages drug use and bad relationships. On the contrary, I like the song and I feel like the video is very artistic. It actually made me want to see more of the story. It just saddens me to know that there will be young girls watching this video mimicking this destructive behavior, because they look up to Rihanna. We have to be more conscious of what is put on TV. Many people live and breath what they see these celebrities doing on television.

I love the song, but for this to be the official music video I think it’s wrong. Doing drugs isn’t the only way of emphasising how love is like a drug. Young children are going to see this and think drugs/smoking/stealing/dressing like a stripper etc is okay. They’re not going to be like “It’s okay mum, Rihanna’s just showing us how love is like a drug and it can be dangerous sometimes”. SNM was bad enough that they only showed it after 9pm.. yet I saw it on the music channels during the day plenty of times!

DAMN SHE’S HOT!! AAWWWWW!!

I think the video is great…I don’t get why people are having issues with it. It has a great message, a “hopeless” love, with drugs, and along with emotional and physical pain, like that isn’t worth the good and you have to move on!

She needs some serious help herself. He isnt the only one with big issues!

i love this song…and the video is deep…and im sorry i dont think ol boy looks like chris brown..hes sexy but he dont look like chris…and if it were nebody else doin the car fight scene nobody would think nething of it…so get over it….im so tired of everybody bringin up past stuff…

love+no control= danger, love it…I definitely get what she is talking/singing about…been there done that…

Love the video. The message?. . . Love can nourish, but it can also destroy. I went through that hwole video scene with an ex and it was exhausting yet I couldn’t get enough of the misery and ecstasy it brought me. Weird and sick and addicting, thats what love is.

mathew james @ 10/19/2011 at 8:20 pm

Great song, some of us need to grow up and not take things so seriously
The most important choice you have in life, is you either can be affected
by a given situation or effective within it.
The biggest problem for most people is they allow other peoples agenda to
become theirs.
You ever need me to help you out, just shoot me an e-mail
you will find me, wish you the best, Mathew James

Wake up, some people see themself in the mirror and don’t like what they
see. You have but one choice in life, you can either be affected by a given situation or you can be effective in it. The choice is yours. Most people run around allowing other people’s agenda to become theirs. Does the tail wag the dog or the dog wag the tail. If you are confused or in trouble drop me a line.
Take Care and God Bless.
Stay Smooth, Mathew James

From the introduction, it sounds like Rihanna is still heartbroken over her breakup with Chris Brown. “…even when it’s over, when it’s gone, you almost wish that you could have all that bad stuff back so that you could have the good.” The video is troubling but, sadly, mirrors what often happens in reality. After being out of a bad relationship for a while, it is easy for one to forget just how awful it was, so they go back. It is why so many cases end only after one or both parties is dead. Seriously, if Brown’s abusiveness had not been so well publicized and Rihanna had not feared public opinion, do you really think that she would not have stayed with him? Of course she would have. Co-dependency is a difficult thing to fix. The girl needs help.

If all you got from this video was the drugs and sex then I really don’t know what to say to you…it has a meaning that goes way beyond that. Sorry you can’t see that.

Bree78789 @ 10/19/2011 at 9:48 pm

i like this video actually , but i don’t like how that guy “coincidentally” looks like chris brown , i mean what’s she trying to accomplish here ?

Nate, you hit the nail on the head. I don’t think anyone could describe the message of the song better.

@nate: you hit the nail on the head.

Such a meaningful video.

this video is amazingg!! i love the way its directed and i love her trashy outfits yeaaa

OH MY I CANT STOP WATCHIN THIS VIDEO ITS ADDICTIVE WOOOH , RI GAL DO YOUR THING.

Wow I think people are taking the message out of poprtions, shes not trying to say that drugs are good, in the end you can clearly see that because both of them break up and then she ends up in a ball crying, throwing up and screaming at him. If you listen to the lyrics to the song you’ll probabli understand the message a little better. .. I like the video but poor thing, shes obviously still basing this whole entire vid off of her and chris browns crazy relationship. I hope she will get over him…love is so hard sometimes…

Loved the vidoe. She is showing the power of love by relating it to something powerful; drugs. Yes it’s controversial and messed up but if you’ve ever been in love it can sometimes feel that way. Clearly the message is very risqué but its not intended for young children, it’s a mature song. Keep on doin’ what you’re doin’ Ri.

@nate: Is this Life imitating Art or vice versa? Anyways, excellent insightful analysis.

reminds me of a tacky urban outfitters add

Awesome!

@Jessica , Thank You!
Like, They watched the vid, and the ONLY THING They have to say is that is has sex and drugs in it, and now little kids are going to start.
Like Really tho?

If I Were a Kid, The ONly thing I’d want to imitate is the sitting on the skateboard, and riding it down a hill, because they clearly look like they’re having fun doing it.
A child isn’t going to choose to copy something that doesn’t look fun, over something that does.
and they don’t look entertained doing the drugs or the sex, they look like they’re having fun skateboarding.

johnjacob @ 10/20/2011 at 1:53 am

You guys are stupid and ignorant. This video is a masterpiece, showcasing the individuality of Rihanna and the trials and tribulations young adults go through throughout life. Talent.

check out the psychedelic trip in rihannas new visual for we found love. http://www.nextinshow.com/2011/10/rihanna-releases-we-found-love-music.html reviewed

yes it is. Video reflection is not true

LOVE IS THE DRUG! LOVE CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE.
Is not that hard to understand guys!!! The director of the video is really gifted. Really good

well u did a good job by tricking us into watching the video what ever get over urselves music is symbolic who cares whats in it its a good song and its how she feels she was able to tell her story and touch others lives in the process people see everything through different eyes so in a nut shell but out unless ur paying the bills

I was so excited seeing the music video, she’s so good at translating the meaning of the music, really creative, love it

i think this video was absolutely brilliant! those of you who hate it only do so because you can;t understand how she feels or what it’s like to be in that kind of situation. i admire RIhanna so much for overcoming her past and turning it into a positive. she’s an idol of mine :)

Cheap and acting a *****, as usual.

This is pretty literal I believe just more over the top to make it an interesting video. I believe it is representative of how much Rihanna loved and still loves Chris Brown. Without her admitting it, it shows that the experimenting with drugs and alcohol played a major role in what led to the abuse and the demise of the relationship. The extreme happiness shown in this video is what I believe they had and then it came to a crashing end. She didn’t leave Chris because she wanted to she left Chris because staying with him would have been career suicide. She would have lost endorsement deals. Cover girl would have dropped her for sure. She couldn’t represent to young women that it is ok to stay in an abusive relationship. It is possible for Chris with his counseling to never do anything like this again…. I believe in 2nd chances so it won’t surprise me if they don’t try to eventually sneak and be together.

@carla: Um did you hear the lyrics of the song…its about finding love in a hopeless place. What do you think the drug ridden motel room is? Not disneyland.

@jesse: YouR STUPID!! The message was LOVE IS A DRUG dumbass, how can you not get that from the video and the song.. *Le sigh* #RihannaNavy

@Yo-Landi: Ohk are you mentally dumb… LOVE IS A DRUG; Its like her and Chris relationship stupid ****; they both were addicted to eachother and it was dangerous #RihannaNavy

@Yo-Landi: Ohk are you mentally dumb… LOVE IS A DRUG; Its like her and Chris relationship stupid ****; they both were addicted to eachother and it was dangerous #RihannaNavy

THAT WAS SHAIT!!!! nof said!!

it’s about that these young people without any perspective (that’s why they do drugs and all those stupid things) found love ‘in a hopless place’, which makes them happy even though just for the first time/moment. i love it so much. These raw emotions. wow

Sorry for my english

I think if the person suppose to be Chris Brown then ok, fine. But i feel like the song has a lot more in it then the Chris Brown look a like. I think people are looking too much into the man and not enough into the message. I agree with a previous statement that said” she saying love IS a drug. When you love someone you get so caught up in the feeling that it makes you say and do things that isn’t in your nature. Eventually the relationship hits a critical point and you come off the high of love you regret and feel disappointed in yourself for not seeing the bad or not being able to take back the mistakes you’ve made.”

why isnt it on youtue?

The video is interesting but definitely not original. Check out this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXiTwalPvuQ&feature=player_embedded#!

This video was the saddest thing I think I’ve seen in a while… If you have to ask why? I feel sorry for you. If when you read this, and automatically thought of one part that made you at least shake your head or think “damn” you understand. What’s sad is she’s looking for Chris in other men now… SMH

Love the song, hate the video for the same reasons as many of these people who commented. Young girls will look at this as a glamorization rather than a warning.

@nate: nice said BUT she’s not that deep EXCUSE ME we are talking about rihana the porn monkey famewhore …..it’s sick

wow- this is the first ever thing of hers that I actually like! So vivid and showing the frantic lifestlye of the drus and all that stuff- pretty well done- moving and alarming- And she is So pretty without all that red-pink hair coloring- new respect for her- at least she is showing what she really sees- I liked it!

Laugh. Out. Loud.
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Jeesus christ. Stupidest thing i ever saw. You should watch it with the sound off, cos thats what i had to do, as i didnt have my speakers hooked up to the computer i was using. Its hilariously stupid. This biitch has so much to learn about love. And its not because she’s barely older than a teenager. Its not about her chronological age. She’s just dumb.
.
Why doesnt she take some time off from the entertainment world and go do something about her education? Does she think she’s gonna be young and zexy all her life? Doesnt she see that she’s had to become more and more outrageously riske to remain relevant? How much longer does she think she has?

I dont think this video has anything to do with Chris Brown at all and I think everyone needs to get past that… the point of this video is that they found love together through drugs and alcohol and it was a toxic relationship… it doesnt glorify anything at all… if you watch the video it’s very dark and I don’t see why anyone would see that video and think “OH i want a relationship like that” – it sends a good message… I guess though at the end of the day, it’s a music video and not every music video needs to have a meaning and be scrutinised by the public… we should just enjoy the music for what it is, and if your not happy with a video then dont watch it…

@madness complete utter madness:

Dead-on Chris. Maybe not all about them – but its sure what Ri thinks of when she visualizes an amour

@me Maybe its Rihanna who needs to get past her old relationship. Why is she/they making the guy look, DRESS, and act SO much like CB -? Either she is still struggling with it, or her people know it will be controversial and get more attention. I think both.

Whatever – I like it. She’s an edgy chick. The look-alike dude makes it even more powerful. Go RiRi.

@Tea:

You’re right on it

I love this video I actually like this song. the dude is really cute but he somewhat remind me of Chris Brown

berlincrew @ 10/21/2011 at 1:01 pm

@nate: @nate…totally agree!

Love should be effortless!

@Zippidy:

I agree that she is definitely not over Chris Brown at all. In order to keep face in the public eye, Rihanna has to pretend to physically move on from Chris. However, her heart still longs to be a part of what she and Chris shared together…they still have mad Love for each other. Rihanna is still in pain, and probably wishes that she and Chris could escape to a private island where nobody would know them. Then they could be together again, at last. This is such a sad story… much like “Romeo and Juliet”. Will they only be allowed to be together upon death. Yes, this video is totally Deep, and very real.

I agree that Ree is definitely not over Chris Brown at all. In order to keep face in the public eye, (and to keep her career from floundering), Rihanna has to pretend to physically move on from Chris. However, her heart still longs to be a part of what she and Chris once shared together…they still have mad Love for each other. Rihanna is still in pain, and probably wishes that she and Chris could escape to a private island where nobody would know them. Then they could be together again, at last. This is such a sad story… much like the movies, “Romeo and Juliet”, and “The Titanic”. Will they only be allowed to be together upon death. Yes, this video is totally Deep, and very real.

I think riri`s video we found love is the it thing now.. Its fresh and hot..its just crazy.riri is crazy and I like her because she likes to take up on challenges.CHEERS to that!

wow just i kan say woooooooooooooooooooowwww it’s amazing i love it

Padraigin @ 11/07/2011 at 8:21 pm

Once again Rihanna reminds us how dumb and cheap she is.
She has a great voice but is just a *****.

Amazing and Terrific also !!
We found love t-shirt –> http://bit.ly/tc7npe

Deepest, truest video I’ve ever seen.. Genuine young love could be put any better than this.

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