Rihanna is putting it all out there in her new music video for the ballad “Stay”: the nakedly emotional clip features the pop superstar stripping bare and slipping into a bathtub for a performance that was apparently shot in a single take. (Eat your heart out, Anne Hathaway.)
The song is from her latest album, “Unapologetic,” and also features Louisiana singer-songwriter Mikky Ekko.
Rihanna ditching her clothes for videos — or other reasons — is nothing new, but what’s notable about “Stay” is how directly it seems to comment on her controversial relationship with Chris Brown. (Sample lyrics: “Funny you’re the broken one but I’m the only one who needed saving” and “Something in the way you move / Makes me feel like I can’t live without you / It takes me all the way / I want you to stay.”)
That makes it a little unsettling for us. What do you think?