Rihanna might as well be the host of Ellen, since this performance is her third in the last month. This week, she performed “Rude Boy,” her suddenly hot single which just got a Diplo remix and an official video. Rihanna’s band is still impossibly huge, since it seems improbable that 14 people are needed to do the synths and drums here, but I get it. Putting on a performance and all. At least this song is more animated than the other singles from Rated R that have been released; Rihanna is better like this than overly emotional.
Rated R is out now.