Rihanna Finds Emotions in a Bathtub in ‘Stay’ Video
Rihanna bares all in the emotional video for ‘Stay.’
The seven-time Grammy winner — she just earned another accolade at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards for ‘We Found Love,’ which won Best Short Form Music Video — strips down to her birthday suit and showcases her vulnerable side as she sings through the heartfelt ballad.
Free of the makeup she usually wears, Rihanna’s face shows signs of anguish as the lyrics escape her lips. Mikky Ekko, who penned the song, also sings and appears in the video.
“The reason I hold on / ‘Cause I need this hole gone / Funny you’re the broken one but I’m the only one who needed saving / ‘Cause when you never see the light it’s hard to know which one of us is caving,” the Bajan songstress and Mikky sing in unison.
On the red carpet at the Grammy Awards, she gave Ryan Seacrest some details on the Sophie Muller-directed visual. “The video was really, really simple. I pretty much stayed put in a bathtub and we shot it really tight,” Rihanna explained. As for Mikky’s cameo in the clip, she felt he deserved some shine. “I kinda fell in love with the tone of his voice so we wanted to keep him a part of it,” the 24-year-old stated.
‘Stay’ appears on Rihanna’s seventh album, ‘Unapologetic.’