Coldplay, Rihanna's Official 'Princess Of China' Video Due In May

Rihanna-starring clip currently making the rounds is actually taken from Coldplay's live show, spokesperson confirms.

By now, you've probably seen the video for

href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/coldplay/artist.jhtml">Coldplay's "Princess of China." It stars

href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/rihanna/artist.jhtml">Rihanna as a Shiva-esque deity who waves her (many) arms back and forth in time with the tune but strangely does not actually feature Coldplay themselves.

The clip began making the rounds earlier this week and was not only

touted as the

href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXzfG7Tqx6g&feature=player_embedded" target="_blank">"official video" but earned raves from fans of

both acts. There's only one problem: It is most definitely not the

actual "Princess of China" vid.

In fact, it's part of Coldplay's live show, a video they play during their performance of the

song (as several Coldplay aficionados have been pointing out on

YouTube). Just to clear up any confusion, we reached out to a

spokesperson for the band, who told us in no uncertain terms: "It

isn't the official video. ... It is, in fact, a clip that the band are

using during their performance of the song on tour."

So there you have it. Of course, this raises the question of just when the real "Princess of China" video will premiere. After all, going by

target="_blank">photos RiRi previously tweeted, the clip was

filmed back in March. So, once again, we went to Coldplay's rep, who told us that the "Princess" video is still a few weeks away from

debuting.

"It won't be finished until the third week of May," the spokesperson

said. "It's going to be a minute."