Watch Rihanna’s Violent, Dark ‘Needed Me’ Video
In honor of 4/20, Rihanna has debuted the violent, dark video for latest Anti single “Needed Me,” helmed by Spring Breakers director Harmony Korine.
In the clip, Rihanna shuffles between a gorgeous beachfront mansion and gritty strip club. The pop star totes a gun into the club and, upon finding the man who has presumably wronged her getting a lap dance, shoots him multiple times in the head. Reminiscent of her “Bitch Better Have My Money” video from last year, the singer makes a getaway on a boat after committing the crime.
“Needed Me” follows the release of the striking black-and-white clip for “Kiss It Better,” which she debuted at the end of March. Preceding that was the colorful duo of videos for “Work” featuring Drake, with one clip taking them to a dancehall while the other created a pastel and neon solitude for the pair.
Korine is best known for his film work, including writing the cult favorite 1995 film Kids starring Chloë Sevigny. He has previously directed music videos for Sonic Youth, Cat Power and the Black Keys and co-wrote Lana Del Rey’s “Florida Kilos” with the singer and her Ultraviolence producer Dan Auerbach.
Soon after releasing Anti, Rihanna embarked on her Anti World Tour. The tour will run through early May in North America before she spends her summer in Europe.
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