Rihanna sure knows how to shake things up. Just a week after the pop diva told Esquire mag that she fully supports her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, who is on probation for assaulting her in 2009, she has just released a new music video that depicts a Brown look-alike as a villain in a tumultuous relationship. Despite the song’s feel-good, sunny vibe, the video, directed by Melina Matsoukas (“Hard,” “S&M,” “Rude Boy” and “Rockstar 101”), is a dark look at love and substance abuse. In the video for “We Found Love,” Rihanna and her bleach-blonde beau, British boxer and model Dudley O-Shaughnessy, start things off upbeat. They skate, they kiss, he watches as Rihanna frolics topless in a field, they party, they give each other tattoos, and joke around like kids. But according to the storyline, things go awry when drugs takeover. Tension mounts. Their drug binges lead to hangovers. And there’s even a screaming match in a parked car that seems to mirror the police report account of Rihanna’s early morning February 2009 brawl with Brown.
In the end, all of it becomes too much for the couple and the frustrations and pressures of their love affair begin to become more about the rush than the actual love. Rihanna walks out, leaving Dudley passed out on the ground barely able to do anything to win her back. Can you say, scandalous? Here, RiRi is unapologetically flawless in these Marc by Marc Jacobs shades, available in 10 lens/frame color combos. –rpuccia
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