Rihanna famously begins her song “Birthday Cake” with the lyric, “It’s not even my birthday,” but that’s not the case today. The iconic pop star just turned 26, and, if her past is any indication, her future holds a lot of exciting moments. RiRi thrives on being an unpredictable, hard to nail down type of celebrity, but we’ve been watching her moves for long enough to make a few educated guesses about where she’ll take her career (and personal life) over the next 12 months. Blow out the candles and make a wish; we’re Predicting Rihanna’s 26th Year.
We all know that clothes are optional in music these days. Seriously, from album covers to music videos, and even concert costumes, how much proof do you need? But these days the name of the game has become how to creatively cover yourself, and our personal favorite has got to be body paint!
It’s grills gone wild in Hollywood these days! We thought it was over back in ’06, but lately the teeth bling thing has been making a comeback in a huge way. Madonna‘s metal mouth’d grin at the 2014 Grammys last weekend reminded us that grills (or “grillz,” to be more precise) can go well and also go wrong…very very badly wrong. And we’ve got plenty examples of both!
Skimpy outfits and music videos go together like, well, skimpy outfits and music videos. But there’s daring to bear and there’s bringing the sex to the screen, and our list of the 20 sexiest uses of lingerie in music videos is embracing the the raunchiest, most glamorous, most salacious lingerie ensembles ever to grace pop music. We’re talking the real deal too — no boring, elastic waistband knickers, just push up bras and the finest silks.
From the pioneering Madonna, to the gratuitous Beyoncé; from the simulated self-loving Miley to the ultimate in lingerie costumes from Moulin Rouge‘s “Lady Marmalade,” you might want to be alone as you flick through this gallery. Because let’s be real, the gallery isn’t the only thing you’ll be flicking. Bordering at times on soft core pornography, these ladies’ lingerie ensembles toe the line between class and sex, adding an element of tastefulness to the taboo.
With lacy bras for bouncing boobies, Brazilian cut panties, elaborate corsets and snapable suspenders holding up thigh high tights, these ladies make underwear look a whole lot more fantastic than your huge cotton Bridget Jones knickers. We mean, this is the kind of underwear you’d be hand washing separately — these sets are way too good for the machine. So go forth boldly, and just try to keep it in your pants as you admire these sexy ladies in their super sexy lingerie get ups.
Need a boost of sexiness this Friday? The official video for the Shakira and Rihanna duet, “Can’t Remember To Forget You,” is here! And while the song itself may leave much to be desired, the video follows some familiar steps in the Sexy Female Duets rulebook. The clip is set in a mysterious mansion with Shakira employing some creative cover-ups in murky (bath?) water that somehow just appears (see: Shakira and Beyoncé‘s “Beautiful Liar,” which also relies heavily on the elements). Rihanna gets to do a long runway strut and sassy pose, and later attempts to out-booty the original rumpshaker. Then they both celebrate their success with some Cubans, because looking that good is hard work.
Songwriting is a pretty tough business, but we guess even superstars get lazy. If you’re going to cut corners, the first place to start is the lyrics! Tons of songs have been written by the lyricists essentially hitting “cut-and-paste” over and over, but that hasn’t stopped them from becoming hits. Still, they tend to annoy the living hell out of us. And what better day to pay tribute to repetitive madness than GROUNDHOG DAY!
Most music artists aren’t afraid to strip down and show us what they’re working with, but none of them seem too keen on going “the Full Monty” for their music videos. So how does a mega star show off their naked bod without showing all the goods? Well, it looks like celebrities have come up with a myriad of creative ways to cover up their naughty bits while being nearly nude that range from creative camera angles, to strategically places bubbles to an entire wrecking ball.