Pass Or Play? Rihanna Literally Strips Down And Gets Emotional For “Stay” Music Video

February 12, 2013  |  

I won’t front, after watching Rihanna perform “Stay” with Mikky Ekko at the Grammy Awards, I had to give the song another listen…or two…or three, and it’s actually a very well-done ballad for her. And to make things all the more interesting, Ri Ri has actually just released the video for the song to get fans more excited about a track that has nothing to do with sex, money, being bada** or being at the strip club. Instead, Rihanna strips down, in terms of makeup, clothes and emotions, for the visuals for “Stay.”

In the video, the singer thinks long and hard about a love she can’t seem to live without, while rolling around in a cloudy tub of water (which is just cloudy enough to keep her goodies concealed). We also get to see Mikky Ekko, who takes over vocals in the second verse and adds a little extra flavor to the track with his contrasting voice. He walks around a bathroom too, clothes on though (unfortunately), pining about a special someone. Sans the pomp, the designer clothes and the usual confusing images we find in a Rihanna video, this four-minute emotional rollercoaster is actually very refreshing. And may we add, homegirl looks great without all the makeup…even if we still dread that half-shaven haircut…

Check out the clip below and let us know if you love it or not. Enjoy!

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  • CarlaKah

    Love the song… Reminds me of something that still hearts at times…

  • Trisha_B

    I liked the video & i love this song. I love the little make-up & the rawness of it. I’ve cried in the tub before, it’s a good release. So i could feel the emotion behind it

  • pretty1908

    love the song…. but why do we have to get naked ? i would like to see videos with storylines make a return

  • My ears must be failing me cuz she was super pitchy at the Grammy’s both times. Nice vid but try clothes next time.

  • Yay!

    Rihanna is definitely finding her live performance voice (Grammy’s). She’s come a long way since her early days of goating and yodeling. Go girl:)

  • bluekissess

    When isn’t she naked? I’ve always enjoyed the song. That was the best performance that I’ve seen of her at the grammys. She’s more of a “Mariah Carey performer” stand and sing. I didn’t say she sounded like Mariah I said Rihanna sounds better when she performs like Mariah (standing in one place and singing)

    • Ms_Sunshine9898

      I think it’s symbolism for bearing her heart and in essence being completely “exposed” . . .