Rihanna Releases New Video for ‘High By the Beach’… Er, ‘Needed Me’

 

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Happy 4/20! Light up and enjoy a new NSFW Rihanna music video.

Today, on Stoner’s Christmas, a gift: “Needed Me,” the third music video from Rihanna’s ANTI album.

The sexy and certainly NSFW clip — directed by Harmony Korine, the man behind Spring Breakers — sees our Bad Gal wandering through a seaside mansion in blue chiffon, gun in hand. She eventually makes her way to a strip club, still gripping her gun, where she dispatches a man in a back room.

The imagery of “Needed Me” immediately recalls Lana Del Rey’s “High By the Beach,” released last year,” in which Del Rey wandered around a seaside mansion in blue chiffon before performing a similarly violent act upon a paparazzi helicopter.

“Needed Me” is hardly a shot-for-shot remake of “High by the Beach,” especially not in the scenes that take place outside Bad Gal’s house. Still, overall, the video basically plays as a perfect mashup of “High by the Beach” and Rihanna’s own “Pour It Up.”

Watch Del Rey’s “High by the Beach” video below for more of the same.

Given that Rihanna’s “Work” is No. 1 on the Hot 100 for the ninth straight week, something tells us the inevitable comparisons won’t bother Bad Gal.