Rihanna's 'We Found Love' Video: What the Viewers Are Saying (Video)
The singer's latest clip features an actor with striking physical similarities to her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown and touches on substance abuse and domestic violence issues.
Rihanna on Wednesday debuted her latest music video, "We Found Love," which immediately drew comparisons to her ill-fated relationship with singer Chris Brown.
The video features Rihanna in a passionate relationship with a young male, played by Dudley O’Shaughnessy, donning short blonde hair not unlike Brown's latest 'do.
"I saw you screaming and no one can hear. You always feel ashamed that someone could be that important that without them you feel nothing. No one will ever understand how much it hurts," a voice-over reads as the clip is introduced.
Rihanna and her love interest are later seen partying, doing drugs, attending raves and drinking beer. At one point, the duo argues in the front seat of a car before Rihanna exits the vehicle in a rage. The singer is also seen laying on a sidewalk, seemingly unconscious, as police sirens approach. In the final scene, the couple engages in a knock-down-drag-out fight, after which Rihanna exits the room and slams the door behind her.
In 2009, Brown was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats after a heated argument with then-girlfriend Rihanna, in which she sustained serious facial injuries.
So what do viewers make of the seemingly inspired-by-real-events clip? The video is actually getting a lot of praise on Twitter, where several fans shared their opinions of the new clip and noted the physical similarities between O'Shaughnessy and Brown and the relation to her real life. Among their tweets:
Response after watching Rihanna new video... "WOW".... #WeFoundLove
yea that Rihanna video is pretty cool
... this is the new Rihanna video ~ she does to push the boundaries and I think that's a good thing..!!
BEST VIDEO EVERRRR! @Rihanna - We Found Love (Official Video)
OMGGGG THAT RIHANNA VIDEO LOVEDDDDD IT!!!!
#Watching @RIHANNA's "We Found Love" video I'm loving the beginning already lol
Geovane ϟ Hard Candy
Just watched the @Rihanna - We Found Love video, kudos to her for doing a video with some depth and meaning. It's been done before though.
That new Rihanna video was DOPE! That's how love really be yo.
That Rihanna video was nice. But the dude had to be light skin with blond hair, huh? Juuuuussst sayin'. ;-)
I knew that @rihanna video was goin to be ill :P
im pretty sure Rihanna got the chris brown lookalike for that We Found Love video on purpose. Foul play. lol
doin this since 1991
wow that rihanna video was intense
"We Found Love" video is so amazing @rihanna !
That Rihanna Video is the best video I've seen in a very long time... & I normally don't care for music videos.
CANT STOP WATCHING @RIHANNA NEW VIDEO !!!
Had to just watch @rihanna 'WFL' video, was on repeat. Brilliant video, her best so far and definitely my favourite of the year.
@rihanna that video is four minutes of heaven i love it :) x
Rihanna new video is super dope.
The guy in @Rihanna's We Found You video looks like Chris Brown... Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Yup.
i forgot i was watching a music video @rihanna now that's what is so amazing about this video