May 6, 2012


Watch Rihanna Perform "Talk That Talk" on "Saturday Night Live"

When she's not rolling weed blunts off strange men's heads or preparing to star in terrible movies, Rihanna can be found on soundstages turning standard performances into full-blown mini-concerts, as she did last night (May 5) on Saturday Night Live.

With a giant spiderweb in the background, the singer opened with "Birthday Cake,"—a possible reference to Chris Brown's Saturday birthday that she shouted out on Twitter—before segueing into "Talk That Talk." More than most SNL performers, Rihanna transformed Studio 8H into her own arena, utilizing gaudy lights and audience handclaps for her first performance. And if you're not sure which part of Rihanna's body is her cake to "lick the icing off," the singer will happily visualize it for you with 23 crotch-pats.    

RiRi returned to perform her latest track "Where Have You Been," acting out her Scheherazade fantasies among veiled dancers and diesel drummers. It's been done, Ri, but it still looked cooler than 99% of the other SNL performances (and all while feeling sick). Check out the videos above and below.