Rihanna might be the birthday girl, but she's doing the gifting by dropping not one but two videos for her fiery Drake-featuring earworm "Work." The preview clip released last week turns out to be part one of the official seven-and-a-half minute video, which segues from a smoky Caribbean dance club to a neon-lit lounge room halfway through. Both videos, directed by Director X and Tim Erem respectively, are just as steamy as you'd expect, with Bad Gal Riri and Champagne Papi stepping up the sex-factor for the next chapter in their ongoing saga of on-again/off-again romance. The last time they hooked up professionally was for Drake's sentimental slow jam "Take Care" in 2012.
Since this is Rihanna, the outfits are killer, with the Barbadian beauty switching from a mesh Jamaica tribute by Tommy Hilfiger to a glittery sheer top reminiscent of her iconic Adam Selman CFDA extravaganza. Drake's signature meme-worthy dance moves are also in full effect. Unfortunately neither video features a Louis Vuitton horse, but with this level of decadence, that might have just seemed superfluous.
Text Hannah Ongley
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