Rihanna Performs “Diamonds” & “Stay” On ‘Saturday Night Live’: Watch

Sam Lansky | November 10, 2012 9:26 pm

Rihanna lent her star power to Saturday Night Live tonight (November 10), taking the iconic stage for the fourth time to perform her new single “Diamonds” as well as a new song, “Stay,” featuring Mikky Eko. Clad in camouflage against a bizarre psychedelic green-screen backdrop that evoked the postmodern visuals of Ke$ha‘s “Die Young” video, her performance of “Diamonds” was strikingly emotive vocally — even if it looked like a Windows 95 screensaver on hallucinogens.

But as per usual, the Bajan banger turned it out, and most charmingly, she seemed genuinely pleased by the applause that greeted her when she finished the song. Watch the clip up top, then head after the jump to see her sing a new Unapologetic track called “Stay,” a stunning and emotional ballad.

Rihanna — “Stay”