Rihanna Gets High And Really Low In “We Found Love” Video

The hopeless place Rihanna speaks of in her new Calvin Harris-featuring single “We Found Love” could refer to Northern Ireland, where the video was shot. Then again, the hopeless place could be RiRi’s drug-fueled state of mind, as the Barbadian pop star gives in to her indulges – be they shoplifting, pills or sex – with her significant other in her poignant new clip.

The Melina Matsoukas-directed video begins with a voiceover: “It’s like you’re screaming but no one can hear. You almost feel ashamed that someone could that be that important, that without them you feel like nothing. No one will ever understand how much it hurts. You feel hopeless like nothing can save you. And when it’s over and it’s gone, you almost wish that you could have all that bad stuff back so you could have the good.”

As the clip goes on, Rihanna and her lover – who we can’t help but notice looks eerily like Chris Brown – wander around Northern Ireland, engaging in unruly behavior: dancing on tables, smoking almost a pack of cigarettes at once, swiping items at a convenience store, tattooing one another. It’s heavily inferred that RiRi and her suitor are abusing drugs to find a state of euphoria they can’t get without it. Eventually, it catches up with them.

Rihanna – “We Found Love”


Interesting that this video comes out the day following the premiere of Britney Spears’ “Criminal” video, as that clip showed two people in love knowingly engaging in dangerous and illegal activities. However, Rihanna and her on-screen boyfriend’s adventures in debauchery don’t seem to be hurting anyone — except themselves.

What do you think of Rihanna’s first video from her Talk That Talk album cycle? Tell us below.

  • danny

    Of course there is some Nivea around the tub.

  • http://popmusicnotes.com John

    Okay…it wasn’t just me that thought that dude looked like Chris Brown.

  • tamky

    theyre both crazy….no he looks more like arnez from that “one on one” show

    damn she loves bein naked….watev
    love the song

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vladimir-Movsesian/100002595939788 Vladimir Movsesian

    The video emballishes the song – crazy lifestyle and ex-boyfriends! 9 of 10!

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  • aseifu

    i am not a rihanna fan but this was a good music vid

  • tylerrrrrrr

    awesome vid! i think we all know who this song was written for =p cough CHRIS brown cough

  • Debz

    This was my life, this girl is amazing she walked away and thats a hard thing to do…. go rihanna…… Yellow dimonds in the sky (they where constantly druged up) she had been there done it and walked away… such a women some of us just cannot xxx

  • Debz

    true !!

  • http://www.dearmr.blog.ca Corry

    This is identical to cee-lo’s No ones going to love you! shot for shot, except I prefer to play cee-los video to rihannas song, a much better fit, and they are the same length.

  • bobbie

    this video is wack as hell they need to dropp her from the label…point blank period!!

  • Janie B

    Stop hating….Get a life…Rihanna doing her thing and getting paid.

  • chelsea

    the fact that the song is called ‘we found love in a HOPELESS PLACE’ pretty much says its a hopeless place so rihanna obviously doesnt think its a good thing otherwise the song would be called ‘we found love in a hopefull place’ that is all.

  • Heather

    who is the “Lover”? what is his name? he’s hot!!

  • Rina

    This video comes off as a little trashy to me. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the song though. She did good by the song.

  • Rina

    That’s what I said!!! LOL

  • rosi

    amei essa musica parabens rihanna adoro vc.