Pass Or Play: Rihanna Smokes A Girl’s Best Friend And Does Other Confusing Things In “Diamonds” Video

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November 10, 2012 ‐ By Clarke Gail Baines

If you missed out on the premiere of Rihanna’s “Diamonds” video this week, no worries, we’ve got it here. And no disrespect, but I can’t say that you missed out on much anyway.

The singer, who is releasing her seventh album, Unapologetic, on November 19, dropped the visuals earlier in the week, and depending on who you are and what you like, you’ll either love it or do the Kanye shrug. The video contains a mixture of different images, settings and scenarios that, according to director Anthony Mandler, were put together to set up the right emotion that matches the songs many changes and drama. So no, there isn’t a real storyline here. But we do get to see Ri Ri roll up diamonds and smoke them (everybody seems to love to do the blowing smoke thing, I guess it’s cool), float in water looking very ethereal, standing amongst chaos in a world gone to war, running from a car planning to hit her, watching her pull her hand away from her lover, and observing two very beautiful horses running together.  Hey, it’s not “Thriller,” but it gets the point across. Plus, it actually makes you enjoy the song a bit more, and she looks gorgeous in it, as she has been looking fab these days. However, I think one time viewing it is good enough for me. But you check out the video and let us know if you’re feeling it. Cool?

Is this a pass or play for you? 

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  • http://neolovesoulchild.wordpress.com/ Crystal

    Nothing to get crazy about, I would have thought maybe shoot the video in Paris at night or something like that.

  • toasty

    The writer needs to Stop playing – everyone knows both the vid and song are HAWThothot!!

  • Just Saying!!

    Wow haven’t even watched the video yet and your description of it is screaming illuminati to me lol smdh

  • babykeepsitreal

    I loved the song then saw the video and I really don’t care for the video or the song now… the video was just too off

  • Guest

    The song is stupid. Nicki Minaj’s The Boys is better than this.

  • Guest

    The song is stupid. Nicki Minaj’s The Boys is better than this.

  • http://twitter.com/MzChittick Racquel Chittick

    Nice song but as for the video i dont get it! MN can add this video to their “I know they meant well but that was whack: video vision” list.

  • shehiplocki

    Song too monotonous, I liked the vid though one viewing enough for me as well.

  • Meyaka

    Play,I liked it even tough I didn’t understand it…

  • http://twitter.com/MsRedboneBrite Tee Elyse

    Liked the song already, the video was just alright tho… I wanna know if that was CB’s arm tho!! LOL… yeah, I’m nosy!

  • gracie

    Clarke I love this video. I will be watching it all week long. I think it will get the most hits on YouTube.

  • mochaaa

    its true this video made me like the song. i couldn’t stand it before. love rihanna