Rihanna Makes Dollar Bills Rain, Strippers Work in ‘Pour It Up’ Video
The “strip clubs and dollar bills” lyrics on Rihanna‘s ‘Pour It Up’ pretty much tells you all you need to know about the stripper anthem’s video.
The singer teased the official visual with a series of Instagram photos a few days ago, a behind-the-scenes video and the May audition tape from featured stripper Nicole “The Pole” Williams, in which she performs ridiculous feats on that pole — hence the nickname, presumably.
The video features strippers pole-dancing in color tinted, water-filled rooms. As impressive as their moves are, Rihanna still plays the central focus of the butt-flexing activities. The singer sports a cream-colored wig and sunglasses as she sits cooly on a throne wearing a scantily-clad outfit. Later in the video, she’s seen with a longer hairstyle, gold jewelry and fishnet stockings.
Rihanna also dances seductively and twerks throughout the clip. In fact, the video literally ends with her twerking herself into satisfaction; the visual fades as Rihanna smiles and laughs.
The ‘Pour It Up’ video is choreographed by Othan “Otheezy” Burnside and co-directed by Rihanna.