Rihanna guest stars on Shakira’s new song, Can’t Remember to Forget You, and these two ladies are sensual, sexy and nearly naked. Scenes on a bed, of the two smoking cigars and of each woman dancing (mainly up against walls) fill the three-and-a-half minutes needed to accompany the song.
After having a baby, Shakira shows that her hips did not suffer from childbirth. Rihanna, in the news for this music video and for a few other things, shares her vocals, her dance moves and sultry nature to bring Shakira’s song to life for YouTube viewers every where. Several hair flips and rolls around on a black-and-white-striped bed distract from the lyrics, but draw in astonishing amounts of attention and publicity. The video was watched over 6 million times via Vevo within the first 24 hours of its posting. At one point in the video, Rihanna strokes Shakira’s backside. The two later exchange leg rubs with body parts overlapping, all while singing “I’ll do anything for that boy.” In another shot, Shakira is up playing the guitar (then the drums) in what looks like a room full of standing water. Rock stars are immune to electrocution?
While watching the video of Rihanna and Shakira giving their sexiest and most sensual performances, it is hard to forget that the 25-year-old Barbados native is also in the news for allegedly being mean to Modern Family actress, Sarah Hyland. According to Sarah’s tweet on January 29th, she sang a line from Rihanna’s song, Stay as the pop star walked by the dressing room. Rihanna did not stay, or even slow down, and Sarah expressed the interaction as a “diss.” The two were guests that day on Good Morning America, Sarah to promote her upcoming film Vampire Academy and Rihanna to plug her new work on the Viva Glam campaign for MAC Cosmetics.
For her appearance on Good Morning America, instead of sporting an outfit similar to the provocative music video, Rihanna wore a coral Chanel suit with flat-ironed hair, grey pointy heels and simple, classy jewelry and makeup. Was that the singer’s wardrobe choice? Either way, her look was appropriate for the show and demonstrates her ability to change up a style when necessary. Trust that the Chanel suit was not anywhere on the Can’t Remember to Forget You set though; the clothes, or lack thereof, are sending a completely different message altogether.
Prepare to see a version of how sex sells and remember that these two women are singing about, as Shakira described it to Ryan Seacrest, “that guy that just gets under your skin and you can’t leave alone.” The video has gotten the attention of other celebrities. LeBron James and Kelly Clarkson each tweeted about his and her experience of Rihanna and Shakira, citing the “unfairness to mankind” and the appreciation for the female form. The official video for Can’t Remember to Forget You is below. Are the reactions of others ringing true? Are the two female singers onto something with their collaboration and visual performance?
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By K. Corrine Van Vliet