Kendrick Lamar talks collaborating with Rihanna

One week after its release, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. album has had a huge cultural impact is on course to become the fastest-selling album of the year. In his first interview since the release of the project, Kendrick sat down with Zane Lowe for an in-depth discussion about making an album that isn’t about Trump, collaborating…

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H.E.R. talks hearing her song in Rihanna’s Instagram video

Over the weekend, Rihanna posted a dreamy video on her Instagram and captioned it “Jet Lag.” In the slow motion clip, the ethereal goddess looked into the camera as her sultry black hair made waves in the wind. It’s minimal and mesmerizing just like R&B artist H.E.R.’s song “Focus” that played in the background. In…

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PARRI$ talks Rihanna: “She makes you feel valued and listens to what you have to say.”

Parris Goebel is a part of the multihyphenate generation. Under the moniker PARRI$, the dancer, choreographer, and singer-songwriter is a creative visionary on many levels. She is a choreographer behind Rihanna’s Pour It Up and Bitch Better Have My Money performances at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. In her recent interview with Nylon, she…

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Cara Delevingne On Being Directed By Rihanna In Her PUMA Campaign

Cara Delevingne is very selective about her modeling gigs these days, so whenever she comes out with a new shoot, it’s bound to be good. Her latest gig is no exception: Delevingne is joining Puma’s ever-buzzy ambassador family, in a campaign creative-directed by none other than Rihanna, who’s responsible for Fenty Puma by Rihanna, the…

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Mel Ottenberg talks Rihanna’s ‘ravenous appetite” for fashion

Mel Ottenberg, the man behind the singer’s fantastic fashion, opens up about their tight relationship and creating custom looks. In the intersecting spheres of fashion and music, who yields more influence than Rihanna? The 28-year-old singer, whose forward-thinking and fearless approach to style nabbed her the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion Icon Award…

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Sledgehammer director talks creating the year’s most epic music video

BILLBOARD: Award-winning music video director and filmmaker Floria Sigismondi has created the first-ever music video shot entirely in IMAX for Rihanna’s “Sledgehammer.” Written by Sia and Rihanna, produced by Maavven for the forthcoming Star Trek Beyond film (out July 22), the otherworldly video can be viewed online (Vevo, YouTube, Tidal), but will also be screened in…

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Director talks about creating another world for Sledghammer video

V MAGAZINE: At 10am this morning, Rihanna released the music video for her new song “Sledgehammer” (watch above). A co-write with Sia, the track is the lead single from the soundtrack to Star Trek Beyond, out this Summer. Shot by legendary director and photographer Floria Sigismondi (who has created clips for the likes of David Bowie, Fionna Apple, P!nk, The White Stripes,…

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‘Sledgehammer’ video director explains Rihanna’s space witch character

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Floria Sigismondi has directed music videos for some of today’s biggest pop stars: Justin Timberlake, P!nk, Christina Aguilera. But she’s never shot a video like the one she directed for Rihanna’s “Sledgehammer,” from the movie Star Trek Beyond. The clip marks the first time a music video has been shot entirely in IMAX. (Adele’s…

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