The crowd at DirecTV’s Super Saturday Night party came for Rihanna, and got a healthy dose of Kanye West as a bonus. West trotted on stage as Rihanna sang the opening lines of their hit “All of the Lights,” a surprise guest at an event that’s become known for delivering shows from music’s superstars on the eve of the Super Bowl.
Rihanna opened the performance with “Rockstar 101″ and moved through several her hits, including “Umbrella,” ”Rude Boy” and “We Found Love.” Unfortunately she did not perform her new song “FourFiveSeconds”.
She reached out and touched fans and moved effortlessly around a semicircle stage that allowed her to reach fans throughout the venue. After a few duets, Rihanna left the stage as West performed “Jesus Walks,” ”Black Skinhead” ”Flashing Lights” and other hits.
Both performers opted to slow down the tempo at times, with Rihanna performing “Stay” and West singing a new song, “Only One.”
Check out more videos after the cut. Including a “We Found Love” rock version!
The worldwide icon Rihanna is set to take the stage tonight at DIRECTV Super Saturday Night co-hosted by Mark Cuban’s AXS TV and Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan. The invitation-only event will be held inside DIRECTV Super Fan Stadium at the Pendergast Family Farm in Glendale, Arizona’s Sports and Entertainment District, across from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, the site of Super Bowl XLIX. Rumour has it that Rihanna might be joined on stage by Kanye West and Paul McCartney to perform her latest single “FourFiveSeconds”. The show starts at 9 PM local time.
Rihanna has just released on her Instagram a picture from show rehearsals. Make sure to check back RihannaDaily.com later for everything about her performance!
Rihanna was seen leaving a gym in Los Angeles yesterday. Check here for more pictures.
Stop whatever you’ve been doing! Rihanna has just released a brand new song with Kanye West and Paul McCartney called “FourFiveSeconds”!
The song, off Ri’s forthcoming eighth studio album, is a departure from 2012’s Unaplogetic. A plucky acoustic guitar complements Rihanna’s vocals. “I think I’ve had enough/ Might get a little drunk/ I say what’s on my mind/ I might do a little time,” she sings on the opening lines of the track. “Cause all of my kindness/ Is taken for weakness.”
For Kanye’s part, he sings, “Woke up an optimist/ Sun was shining, I’m positive/ Then I heard you was talking trash/ Hold me back/ I’m about to spazz.”
Later, on the chorus, Kanye and Rihanna harmonize together, “Now I’m four, five seconds from wildin’/ And we got three more days ’till Friday/ I’m just tyring to make it back home by Monday morning.”
Check out how Rihanna reacts to fans reaction for the new song!
On Wednesday, West previewed new music from his seventh studio album at the iHeartMedia Music Summit at Burbank, Calif.’s iHeartRadio Theatre, according to a source at the event. After Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels started his scheduled presentation — talking about upcoming records from Big Sean, Alesso and Axwell /\ Ingrosso — he suddenly announced: “I wanna stop this and turn it over to one of the great iconic rock stars of our time: Kanye West.”
Kanye walked out with his laptop to a stunned room and picked up the mic — then, noting the size of the room, put it down and asked if everyone could hear him and proceeded to speak for around 45 minutes without a mic.
He talked at length about his experience of working with Paul McCartney on “Only One.” He then sang some of “Only One” a cappella, and you could hear a pin drop in the room.
He finished by playing one new song: a duet with Rihanna (title unknown) that featured acoustic guitar and a big, soaring chorus and melody with a massive hook. He then slammed his laptop shut and walked offstage to a standing ovation.
Perhaps the Rihanna song is the collaboration that also features Ty Dolla $ign and McCartney that Ty mentioned to Billboard in early January. “Me, Rihanna, ‘Ye and Paul [Mc Cartney] got a song about to drop as well,” Ty Dolla $ign said. “It’s gonna drop soon. I heard they shot the video recently. I don’t know what the final title is, but I know it’s crazy, so just be looking out for [it].”
Watch Rihanna share what Home means to her with Jim Parsons in an interview for the Home movie. Coming to theatres on March 27th!
Home is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy based on the 2007 Adam Rex’s children’s book The True Meaning of Smekday staring Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and Steve Martin.
“When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime. HOME will feature the voice talents of Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez and will screen in 3D.”
Rihanna and her best friend Melissa went to the Lakers game last night (January 15) in Los Angeles. Check out more pictures in the gallery.