Watch: Rihanna's All Wet -- And We Like It

The songstress casts a forlorn figure in the bathtub-themed video for her second 'Unapologetic' single, "Stay."

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Rihanna is stripping down — literally and figuratively.

In the music video for "Stay," her second single off her seventh multiplatinum-selling studio album, Unapologetic, the singer bares not just her body, but her heartaching soul. Peeling off her tank and her black bottoms, Rihanna slips into a fully-drawn tub. Soaking nude in the shadowy bathwater, the barefaced, weary-eyed singer stares almost blankly into the camera as she croons out the heartfelt lyrics.

“Not really sure how to feel about it, something in the way you move,” she sings. "Makes me feel like I can't live without you, and it takes me all the way. I want you to stay."

Helmed by legendary video director Sophie Muller, the minimalistic clip — which features the tune's co-writer, Mikky Ekko, sitting fully clothed on the brim of a bathtub — casts Rihanna in a vulnerable light, as the clearly melancholy crooner curls into a ball.

"The video was really, really simple. I pretty much stayed put in a bathtub, and we shot it really tight, really close," the "Diamonds" songstress told Ryan Seacrest on the Grammy Awards red carpet. "It’s a very emotional song and it’s personal.

"It’s almost like telling a story," she continued about the clip, which follows her dreamy, dramatic "Diamonds" music video from November. "And when you tell a story, even to yourself — if you’re saying it out loud and expressing how you feel — it needs to be powerful because it needs to be authentic."

The video debuts comes on the heels of Rihanna slowing things down on the Grammy Awards stage Sunday with a stripped-down rendition of “Stay,” during which she duetted with the Louisiana singer-songwriter Mikky Ekko. Later in the telecast, RiRi joined Sting, Bruno Mars and Damian and Ziggy Marley for a spirited tribute to reggae legendary singer-songwriter, Bob Marley.

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