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Rihanna: 'SNL' Performances - Watch Now!

Rihanna: 'SNL' Performances - Watch Now!

Rihanna poses in one of the bumper images for her appearance on Saturday Night Live on Saturday (May 5).

The 24-year-old singer performed twice during the show. Her first performance started out with “Birthday Cake” before she segued into “Talk That Talk”. Later in the show, RiRi performed her new hit, “Where Have You Been”.

Unfortunately, Rihanna did not act in a sketch during the episode as she had done the first two times she appeared on the show.

Watch “Birthday Cake/Talk That Talk” below and click inside to watch “Where Have You Been”…

Rihanna: “Birthday Cake/Talk That Talk/” on SNL

Rihanna: “Where Have You Been” on SNL

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  • Joanne

    Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Rihanna, but that bit on Birthday Cake when she kept pouding her ***** made me kinda uncomfortable. Unnecessary :(

  • Ll

    Didn’t care for her performances!

  • ra

    The where have you been one was amazing
    birthday cake was eew

  • Ghost

    Nothing more than a karaoke queen. If it wasn’t for electronics to help her sing she would be asking me if I want fries with my burger…. Don’t like the truth… tuff Shite.

  • wall

    Love performance.

  • Miss Parker

    I liked both performances; she held her own. Rih is gorgeous!

  • Lizzy

    Hot ass mess

  • Em

    I loved her performance for “where have you been” it was amazing, but the beginning of her first performance made me uncomfortable ….but still loved everything. Good job!

  • Looselipz


    Genius comment. I concur. Total waste of my ears and eyes.

  • Truly

    Rihanna is an artist. That performance was hard.. It’s complicated… But she looked amazing. Keep in growing

  • LenaOhm

    Wow – that was trashy. Don’t get me wrong – I hate when guys do that, too.

  • ann

    where have you been was amazing!!

  • Dave Franco

    I still see the fanbots are STILL defending her. She can’t sing. PERIOD.

  • bigwillie

    let them hater hate rihanna the hottest chick in game

  • elli

    im so sad she wasnt in a skit!!!!
    last time she did snl, i laughed so much at the shy ronnie clip

  • erica

    She is a beautiful girl. But let’s get to the singing.
    Ok, the first song was dumb and trashy, but her second song was way better! I wish her singing was less nasally and screaming at times. Other than that she did a little better than I expected.

  • janina

    still a terrible vocalist and stiff dancer, sorry.



    i was really hoping for shy ronnie 3 , the second one was done with jon,…

  • stupidhoesheis

    Ghost that was truth and her stans cant seem to understand. She puts it out there in their face and they still say she can sing. The second performance was laced with backtracking and that made it good and we are still saying good with Rihanna after all this time. Technology has put shame on the music business. This is why she should never receive an award and the ones she have should be taken from her due to the fact she is autotune, backtracking laced artist if artist is the right word. Stop giving her awards for her IMAGE and a cult (Rihanna Navy) that buys her stuff that makes her seem more than she is. Rihanna it’s time for you to go and apply for that job at some strip club I dont believe she can handle a burger joint… Pathetic that’s what her SNL show was..

  • Alyssa

    Omg she’s awful! Such a try-hard when it comes to being sexual. Leave it be Rihanna, you’re embarrassing yourself!

  • stupidhoesheis

    Oh yeah! there was nothing amazing about the second song, she had to strain (see her face) when dancing to remember the steps. Not AMAZING anywhere when Rihanna performs..

  • lols


    do you really think she needs to apply for any job after all the money she made already. you are delusional lol. and she did very good, it’s not an easy stage to sing and dance there, so small and bad acoustic.

  • Hunter

    What you ignorant bastards seem to forget is that Rihanna is a Pop artist……..and her Music is mostly up-beat dance……also its SNL not the freakin Grammys………its no that serious……Rihanna can sing! point bank……..If you think its so trashy or horrible then why are you wasting your life watching and commenting? OH yeah thats right you dont have one!!!!………..So get over, yourself get some dick, grow up, and go watch someone else………..AND ENJOY THE MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #NAVI #1LOVE #RIHANNA

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  • Jesus

    it was painful to watch… she has no voice what so ever. kinda sad that nowadays, all you need to do is touch your crouch non stop and tweet yourself half naked pics to be famous. I have 0 respect for her. I have checked couple of her interviews and she is just dumb! sad but truth. just lucky was at the right place on right time and producers actually made something out of her. otherwise, she would still be in barbados

  • ha ha

    her songs are just okay to hear on the radio, other than that she has nothing to offer, her looks and shaking her butt are a dime a dozen, and she’s lost without the auto tune

  • Rose1987389!!!

    She looks totally exhausted!!! She’d better take at least a few months off before she has a complete meltdown and end up like Britney Spears or Demi Lovato.

  • Drugs are bad

    As much as everyone on here seems to be annoyed with her, she still has hits….Maybe it’s teenagers who mostly buy her stuff. Adults…not so much? I will agree though, I’m tired of the trashiness…

  • Cindy

    I like Rihanna, but her music is only for DJs and dancing in a club.

  • Koree

    The first performance vocals were a mess, I liked the second performance better. And for those who were uncomfortable w/ Birthday Cake, ummmmm hello? do you not know what the song is about? smh

  • Grace

    Alot of this hatred that is harboured for Rihanna stems from the fact that she is not an American. Many seem to forget that before she was a singer she was in Barbados being educated at two of the best schools on the island. It is common knowledge that Americans resent outsiders, which is ironic since most of their ancestors were not originally “American”. I have heard many singers try to cover her songs and they lack her uniqueness of voice. She is different and they find that hard to accept. Rihanna will continue to use that negativity to fuel her, she is a strong young woman and refuses to crumble or conform to societal pressure. Keep your head up Robyn!

  • sam

    and they gave Lana del Ray a hard time….

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  • K

    And people thought Lana Del Rey was bad?!

  • Anna

    we all know rihanna’s never been a great singer live, but i applaud her for not coming out there and lip syncing to a track , she sounded pretty good for ya know, being rihanna,

  • DaMan

    Rihanna ALWAYS has a tough time on SNL because its really the RAWEST show only the choruses have playback sometimes and the audience can’t make noise until the end. When One Direction “performed” they were like fish out of water without the tween screams that they’re used to. Singers like rihanna nicki minaj katy perry one direction etc. actually have to WIN OVER the crowd. KEEP PUSHNG THESE “singers” SNL!!!

  • omd

    I give her mad PROPS for correctly halfass lifting her leg to the rhythm. other than than, stick to pretend-singing.

  • YoungToraLanard

    Good going RiRi.

  • blah blah

    @janina: no she is not she is the best and i like her dancing!!!!

  • miguelff

    the only reason why she is famous is because she is hot…sad but true

  • ruux

    I think she can actually sing. listen to her here at 2:07:
    she can’t sing and dance at the same time but her voice is not that bad.
    I agree that she’s famous for her body and not for her voice, though…
    DONT GET ME WRONG please!

  • Jessie

    Haters she is Hot Sexy and Popular sorry that other artist are fading away lol

  • rihanna lover of alldays

    remember she was hospitalized for fatic the next day

  • Genny J


    Are you kidding me?? She was dancing her a$$ off, how is that not talent? Shes not doing some Whitney Houston ballad, she’s a f**kin pop singer performing her #1 hit because it’s in demand.

    How old are your 40s? If you had a problem with performers who lacked vocals and sold records, then that generation should of stopped it with Madonna and Janet…but no, rather you let them dominate as the top artist in the world for the last 20yrs…so don’t hate when the new school does the same.