Last night, the 02 Arena in London played host to the 2011 annual Brit Awards ceremony with many a lyrical talent on stage, but one in particular was asked to tone down her raunchy set for the British public – yep, you guessed it… Rihanna!
Her provocative S&M video has been under media scrutiny ever since it hit our TV screens, with Radio 1 refusing to play the song, being banned in 11 countries worldwide and now facing a lawsuit from American photographer David LaChapelle – talk about a global uproar, eh?
Although Rihanna may have sugar coated some of her more risque lyrics for last night’s performance, she certainly wasn’t about to skimp on the outfit front, and dressed in a lace bodice with matching knickers and a flesh coloured body-suit underneath, the stunning pop star certainly brought back the sexual undertones to the song.
On the red carpet however, Rihanna could be seen with few more clothes on, namely an eye popping Haute Couture Christian Dior gown, no less – complete with a purple floral bodice, mustard yellow waist sash and an enormous ruffled tulle lower half, the eccentric star proved she’s no stranger when it comes to a splash of vibrant colour.
According to the Daily Mail, the Bajan beauty picked up the award for Best International Female Solo Artist on the night, handed by our very own Cheryl Cole, who seemed eager to meet her celebrity ‘girl crush’ in person.
Take a look at Rihanna’s medley performance at the 2011 Brit Awards below…