This should settle any questions you have as to Rihanna’s ability to command an evening, because she sure didn’t let her lack of wings keep her from being “Phresh Out The Runway” at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Performing the eardrum-altering Unapologetic cut in a sheer pink slip and white sweater wrapped around her waist, and sassing the girls as they passed her by — “I see you walk!” — before taking a turn of her own playing model, stomping down to the end where she sealed her performance with a kiss.
But the best part of the whole video is when the camera cuts to backstage where the Angels and Justin Bieber were looking on, mouths agape because, boy — what’s swaggy when you can be so phresh like this? Seriously, forget the models and miniscule outfits they were fitted in, Rihanna stole the show. And it seems safe to assume she’s not sorry.
That said, Bieber performed a very good acoustic rendition of “As Long As You Love Me,” much like he did at the American Music Awards a few weeks back, during a pause int he show and then “Beauty & A Beat” (unfortunately sans Nicki Minaj) as a big song and dance number. And hormones be damned, the barely legal star stole only a few glances as the Angels strutted Victoria’s Secret’s youthful Pink line down the runway. He’s a professional like that:
Bruno Mars rounded out the night with two performances of his own: “Locked Out of Heaven” and “Young Girls.” He seemed to be particularly taken by the Merry Christmas Angel in this performance: