Videodrone: Rihanna Stays On Point … Or Does She?

Apr 26th, 2007 // 4 Comments

So we know that all the promo pics from the video shoot for Rihanna’s “Umbrella” showed off the nice pair of black toe shoes she wore, and sure enough, there she is, dancing around en pointe while the song stomps around her. But watching the video multiple times, something seemed off to us–like the fact that none of the shots in which those toe-shoe-clad feet are actually shown moving also show her face at the same time. Can we call stunt-leg shenanigans? It’s a pity, really, because the video doesn’t really need the tippy-toe posturing; the song is still a burner, and the whole “Give It Away” homage during the bridge would have sufficed, as far as gimmickry.

Rihanna – Umbrella [YouTube, via Popjustice]
Rihanna [MySpace]

  1. xtianrut

    At 2:50 on the counter-downer, they show her hanging from a trapeze-type thing for just a frame or two. So, I’m putting my money on Rihanna’s legs & toes with dubious assistance from extraneous machinery. (See: Sec. 8, Par. 5 of Music Video Etiquette Manual)

    I’m so ashamed of paying that much attention to this.

  2. The HZA. [member of the zombie nation]

    She totally stole Victoria Beckhams hairstyle.

  3. blobby

    Didn’t Rihanna release an album last week? And wasn’t her debut record like the week before? Maybe that just what it seems like.

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