Luckily for [artist id=”1043″]Rihanna,[/artist] she didn’t take the Grammy stage until after 11 p.m. on Sunday (February 13) because the Loud star’s gyrating hips and seductive dancing might have been too steamy for primetime.
Rihanna was joined by Drake and the two delivered a flirtatious rendition of their “What’s My Name?” The Toronto lyricist — dressed in a black leather jacket, boots, sweater and cargo pants — dropped his sexually charged opening rhyme then positioned himself behind Rih Rih for a quick two-step as pyrotechnics fired off in the background.
“Not everybody knows how to work my body,” Rihanna sang. “Knows how to make me want it/ Boy you stay up on it/ You got that something / That keeps me so off balance/ Baby you’re a challenge, lets explore your talent.”
Rihanna traded in the extravagant gown she wore for her performance with Eminem for “Love the Way You Lie” in favor of short red number that was as fiery as her hair. The backdrop could have passed for an erotic scene in Pacino’s “The Devil’s Advocate.” It was by far the sexiest performance of the night.
During a short Calypso-style breakdown, Rihanna shook and shimmied with a sneaky grin. “Ooh na na, what’s my name?” she sang on the chorus. “What’s my name, what’s my name?”
“Baby you got me, ain’t nowhere that I’d be,” Rih continued on with her verse. “Then with your arms around me, back and forth you rock me/ So I surrender, to every word you whisper/ Every door you enter, I will let you in.”
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