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Rihanna Premieres “Stay” Music Video — in Bathtub

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While we’re used to Rihanna baring her body on Instagram, in photo shoots, and even cutting it close on red carpets, seeing the singer bare her soul is a little more rare. But in her new music video for her second Unapologetic single, “Stay,” Rih strips down both literally and emotionally in simple, raw, one-camera footage… while soaking in a bathtub. (Don’t worry, parents — it’s PG-13.)

She tells Ryan Seacrest, “It’s a very emotional song and it’s personal, so you just think about… it’s almost like telling a story, and when you tell a story, even to yourself — if you’re saying it out loud and expressing how you feel — it needs to be powerful because it needs to be authentic.”

Are you a fan of the new direction Rihanna’s taking? Or do you prefer her more dance-y tunes? Watch the video above, then tell us in the comments!

All along it was a fever
A cold with high-headed believers
I threw my hands in the air, I said show me something
He said, if you dare come a little closer

Round and around and around and around we go
Ohhh now tell me now tell me now tell me now you know

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay

It’s not much of a life you’re living
It’s not just something you take, it’s given
Round and around and around and around we go
Ohhh now tell me now tell me now tell me now you know

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay

Ohhh the reason I hold on
Ohhh cause I need this hole gone
Funny all the broken ones but i’m the only one who needed saving
’cause when you never see the lights it’s hard to know which one of us is caving

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay, stay
I want you to stay, ohhh

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