Rihanna Would Like To Be Your Graveyard Girl

What to say about the video for Rihanna’s “Wait Your Turn,” a black-and-white clip that looks like one it was directly inspired by the Flickr account of some high school goths? Well, it was directed by her frequent music-video collaborator Anthony Mandler. And the fuzzed-out black and white certainly works for her.. And the scene where it looks like she’s a particularly furry angel, thanks to her posing in front of a stone statue while wearing some sort of animal-skin coat, is striking, although I do hope that the fur is not real. But overall the video’s pretty meh, especially for a song that has “the wait is ova the wait is ova the wait is ova the wait is ova” as its endlessly repeating hook. The wait for what, exactly, has ceased? Clip after the jump.

Rihanna – Wait Your Turn [OnSMASH via Toya’s World]

  • thumper


    the song is a bit meh- the video is also a bit blah – it looks like a vintage salt n pepa video – she looks like pepa…

  • http://twitter.com/veganjesus urbanator

    Wow. This and that gun song are the best they have for her right now? These seem like epic fumbles to me.

  • thumper

    @urbanator agreed – wtf is IDJ thinking?

  • joann151

    Honestly, I am underwhelmed by everything that’s come out so far…the two singles, this video… Doesn’t bode well for her album.

  • http://www.therichgirlsareweeping.com michaela

    Wow, someone watched Michael Almereyda’s Nadja, and Wings of Desire, apparently. Stay edgy, RiRi.

  • http://idolator.com/ Maura

    @thumper: Well given the Mariah fiasco, and the little fact that someone over there screwed up getting Amerie’s album on iTunes today, “thinking” might be a bit much to expect.

  • http://dyfl.tumblr.com/ dyfl

    She looks ridiculously amazing, but yeah, this is not a pop hit. If it was just a teaser single, I’d be fine with it — but it seems like “Russian Roulette” was the teaser single, and this is the actual single. I refuse to believe they couldn’t have gotten a couple of pop smashes for her.

  • thumper

    @maura ha ha ha – amen girl

  • xotec

    The stone crazy Vigilant Citizen website (creators of the “Lady Gaga is an Illuminati tool” meme) is going to have a field day with this!

    [snark]“the wait is ova the wait is ova the wait is ova the wait is ova the dark lord Baphomet is here!”…[/snark]