Rihanna Engages in a Turbulent Romance in the ‘We Found Love’ Video
Rihanna has premiered her new video for ‘We Found Love,’ and the video reflects the emotional weight of the song’s lyrics as RiRi takes us through the ups and downs of a passionate relationship. The clip kicks off with Rihanna speaking in an Irish accent — the video was filmed on the Emerald Isle — as she says, “You feel hopeless, like nothing can save you. And when it’s over and it’s gone, you almost wish that you could have all that bad stuff back so you could have the good.”
Throughout the rest of the ‘We Found Love’ video, quick glimpses are given of Rihanna’s relationship with blue-eyed stud Dudley O’Shaughnessy. The duo appears to be madly in love at times, but there are times when you can also see their relationship falling apart. The video is like a montage of their best and worst times, as they can be seen laughing, kissing and screaming in each other’s faces. The passion is clearly there — O’Shaughnessy even tattoos ‘Mine’ on Rihanna’s booty! — but there are other shots of the two looking like they are ready to kill each other.
Some highlights from the video include Rihanna’s amazing, edgy outfit choices, with a lot of her wardrobe pieces including some form of acid-washed denim. The scenes that really stick with you, however, are when Rihanna and her beau are at their worst. They can be seen crying and bathing in a tub in all of their clothes, smoking tons of cigarettes, and looking like they’ve had way too much fun partying as they’re surrounded by booze and other types of drugs.
In one part of the clip, they even get in a fight in a car, which is slightly reminiscent of Rihanna’s infamous, violent fight with ex-BF Chris Brown. The video ends with Rihanna curled up in a ball on her floor after she leaves the apartment she and her BF were residing in. It’s a tragic end to their “hopeless” relationship, leaving us heartbroken for the couple and their self-destructive romance. This has been one of Rihanna’s best videos yet, with a solid, realistic plot that almost everyone can relate to.
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