Rihanna dropped her new video for “B–ch Better Have My Money” on YouTube Wednesday night and the release had an instant impact.
With graphic scenes that would be at home in a Quentin Tarantino film or slash horror and chainsaws that would make Showtime’s fictional serial killer Dexter jealous, the video directed by Rihanna and Megaforce will no doubt spark a flood of controversy.
After a civilized opening featuring a wealthy but doomed woman, the action quickly took a very dark turn when the singer exited a hotel room with a huge case and a fluffy Pomeranian in tow.
A naked blonde is soon seen swinging upside down in a warehouse as Rihanna casually looks on smoking a cigarette.
“Don’t act like you forgot, I pull the shots,” she sings menacingly. “Pay me what you owe, don’t act like you forgot.”
Shots of desolate deserts, burning cars and luxury yachts follow as Rihanna and her partners in crime — or in revenge — reap chaos to get what is owed them.
Actor Eric Roberts makes an appearance playing a police sheriff leering over the girls as they frolic not-so-innocently in a pool as a dead body floats below the surface.
The hashtag #BBHMMVideo was quickly a top Twitter trend and Tidal tweeted that it was showing the video without a subscription.
Watch the video above at your own discretion.
— TIDAL (@TIDALHiFi) July 2, 2015