Gearing up for a performance on tonight’s show that will pair her with both A$AP Rocky for the official remix of her Talk That Talk single “Cockiness,” and house DJ Calvin Harris for the pair’s VMA-nominated #1 global smash “We Found Love,” Rihanna arrived under cover of night to get to work.
Pulling up in a white car outside Staples Center just after 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Rihanna emerged from her car looking simply elegant, wearing a white Celine Paris t-shirt and choker, ripped blue jeans and black, blue and orange Cleveland Cavalier-edition Air Jordan #4′s, her hair worn in a simple crop style.
Though the scene was quiet just moments before, somehow sensing their Admiral had arrived, a fleet of Naval ensigns (and paparazzi) appeared out of nowhere, yelling out for the singer and waving their iPhones in the air in an attempt to snap a picture of her. Rihanna was gracious and gave them a quick wave and hustled into the building to get to work.
The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards are set to go live from Staples Center in Los Angeles TONIGHT at 8 p.m. ET/PT.