News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 3, 2015: It seems there’s just no stopping Bad Girl RiRi.
The Bajan-born super star has made history again, taking the crown of the most successful artist when it comes to single downloads and streams.
According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Rihanna has surpassed more than 100 million gold & platinum song certifications, elevating her to No. 1 on RIAA’s list of artists with the most digital single awards and making her the first artist to surpass RIAA’s 100 million cumulative singles award threshold.
The news comes as Rihanna released the blood-spattered video for “Bitch Better Have My Money.” In the video Rihanna showcases herself as a vengeful ‘bitch.’ It crams kidnapping, torture, nudity, drugs and vandalism into a short seven-minute featurette.
In the video, directed by the 27-year-old singer, Rihanna and some criminal pals take no mercy on a man and woman who must have that money she’s been singing about.
The video kicks off with a rich-looking blond woman tooling around her luxury hotel room in a lacy bra. Her fate is quickly sealed when the camera trains on a dolled-up Rihanna heading down the elevator after stuffing the victim in a large chest and carrying her away.
In a quick turn of events, the blond is then seen tied up, hanging upside down, totally nude, bondage-style in an empty warehouse space, while Rihanna mercilessly looks on.
The clip later features a car set up in flames, Rihanna basking in the sun on a boat and smoking at a party with fellow crime buddies and a table full of torture devices prepped for use on another video character, a man dubbed “The Accountant.” It’s none other than Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen.