The Barbadian singer is on the Southeast Asian leg of her Diamonds Tour and has been hitting all the stops in Australia.
The R&B singer was the undisputed champion of unbridled sexuality, until Cyrus did…things… with her foam finger on the MTV Video Music Awards.
But Rihanna took back the crown with her over-the-top video for new song “Pour it Up.” In the clip, released yesterday, the Barbadian seductress rides a stripper pole, twerks crazily and wears the tiniest hot pants and jewel-encrusted bra.
Rihanna Scorches Sydney’s Allphones Arena
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(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
The 25-year-old singer has been dogged by controversy on the Aussie leg of the tour. Tabloids have questioned whether she was drunk on stage, lyp-syncing and partying all night to the detriment of her performances.
But reviewers called her Sydney show nothing short of spectacular, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
She wore turquoise lipstick, knee-length black boots and a minuscule bra and shorts under a sheer black top.
She sang a catalog of her songs, from her 2005 breakout hit “Pon de Replay” and Diamonds album hits “Umbrella,” “Don’t Stop the Music,” “Rockstar 101,” “What’s My Name,” “Don’t Stop the Music” and “We Found Love.”
“Bold, sexy, engaging and at times surprisingly elegant and graceful, Rihanna put on a show just shy of two hours which didn’t once waver in quality,” said reviewer Sarah Thomas.
See for yourself. Check out her video below, her photos above and be sure to follow TheImproper on Twitter for the latest Rihanna updates you can trust.