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!

http://videoplayer.vevo.com/embed/Embedded?videoId=USUV71300019&playlist=false&autoplay=0&playerId=62FF0A5C-0D9E-4AC1-AF04-1D9E97EE3961&playerType=embedded&env=0&cultureName=en-US&cultureIsRTL=false

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