Rihanna Performs 'Where Have You Been' on 'Saturday Night Live'

RiRi puts on a grand spectacle at Studio 8H

Rolling Stone

Right on the heels of her blockbuster Battleship promotions, Rihanna brought a sense of spectacle to her third appearance as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, mixing in elaborate sets, lighting and costumes. She opened with a medley of "Birthday Cake" and "Talk That Talk," singing in front of a giant, glittering spider's web. For "Where Have You Been," whose video debuted last week, she created an Arabian Nights fantasia, with a troupe of veiled dancers, feathery fans, drummers and a gilded chaise-longue.