Take that Katy Perry. Consider yourself served. After seemingly reserving the entire rainbow of colors for her vibrant videos such as “California Gurls,” former BFF Rihanna is striking out with a candy-coated video of her own for “Who’s That Chick.”
Hang on, we know totally that officially it’s a David Guetta tune featuring Rihanna, but if you break down the footage in the video, Rihanna has about 1000 times the screen time than the European DJ. Even when he is seen in his space-age prison and he’s watching Rihanna’s technicolor antics on his TV inside his spaceship, he’s all grey and barren. I don’t know whether I feel sorry for the guy because he’s hands-down the most boring part of any video that he’s in for his songs or if I think he’s the luckiest SOB in the world because he gets richer and richer and gets to work with all these fun artists and yet gets to keep his privacy, since he’s not recognized by 99% of folks.
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Anyway, the Jonas Akerlund-directed video for the song, which currently tops Billboard’s Club Play Chart, is a fun romp about dancing until the sun comes up. The ‘70s graphics and the pastel palette (we could write volumes about Rihanna’s eyeshadow alone) that Rihanna and her fellow dancers (and adorable dog) surround themselves with are like a warm blast of spring during this arctic winter. We’ve off to find an indoor rainbow.
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