Rihanna is more than a diva

In the tradition of Madonna and Janet Jackson, Rihanna has become the video vixen of the ’00s. Beyonce may have more big-budget glamour, but Rihanna has perfected the pout, the long-legged strut and trend-setting hairdos that keep women and men alike checking her out on YouTube. Many of her hit videos have featured famous male co-stars. Her latest, “Rehab,” spotlights Justin Timberlake in a California desert. “We had so many things working against us,” she recalled, explaining the limited daylight because these huge rock formations blocked the sun. “We never stopped working. But we had fun doing it.” What was it like shooting “Disturbia,” which walks the line between a Tim Burton horror flick and S&M? “We thought it was going to be the last single off the album and we wanted to make the video really special,” said the 20-year-old pop-soul diva, who has had more No. 1 pop hits in the ’00s than any other female star. “We wanted to make a dark, creepy video in these weird random setups. I got to play so many different characters and wear different costumes and headpieces and wigs and contacts.” Read more of the article here

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