Rihanna was the big winner at the VMAs last night.
She received the coveted “Music Video of the Year” moon-man trophy for her dance-pop smash “We Found Love” featuring the award show’s own resident DJ of the night Calvin Harris.
She stimulated every sense during her performance of the Talk That Talk track “Cockiness (I Love It)” which showcased the singer on a golden throne and (sort of) covered up in a red see-through floor length dress with sequin-detailed head wrap.
Even with all that fabric, the “Birthday Cake” singer was still able to exude her signature brand of overt sexuality against a stage of strobe lights and lasers.
“I can be your dominatrix / Just submit to my every order / Enter my diamond matrix / If you want my golden flower” RiRi recites, tossing her shades into the audience, as rapper A$AP Rocky joins her onstage to deliver his verse off their remix.
The duo engaged in an embrace with A$AP squeezing Rihanna’s butt onstage.
“Cuckoo for your cuckoo,” Rocky foreshadows of the packed house, as the Bajan megastar transitioned into the crowd pleasing “We Found Love.”
RiRi got up close and personal with her fans, stepping into the audience to get them jumpin’, jumpin’.
It was one of the more high energy and sexually charged performances in an otherwise tame awards ceremony.