Singer debuted ‘Rockstar 101’ clip earlier this week.
By Jayson Rodriguez
Rihanna had yet another video premiere this week, joining her “Rockstar 101” clip, as the European version of “Te Amo” debuted.
The steamy visual features the Barbadian beauty and French model Laetitia Casta getting close to the Spanglish tune. The video was ripped and loaded onto a German Rihanna fan site on Friday (May 28) and spread among blogs Stateside, giving viewers a peek at the edgier fare.
The clip’s soft lighting and red hue give off a “Moulin Rouge” vibe, matching the song’s sexy undertone.
“Then she said, ‘Te amo’/ Then she put her hand around my waist,” Rihanna sings over the perky production. “I told her, ‘No’/ She cried, ‘Te amo’/ I told her, ‘I’m not gonna run away’/ But let me go/ My soul has arrived, without asking why/ I said, ‘Te amo’/ Wish somebody would tell me what she said/ Don’t it mean ‘I love you’?”
Earlier this week, Rihanna debuted “Rockstar 101,” in which she channeled her inner Slash, the iconic Guns N’ Roses guitar player. Slash spoke to MTV News after the video premiered and revealed that he was asked to make a cameo in the clip, but his schedule prevented it.
“I was supposed to actually be in that video,” he said. “I played on the song, and they called me up to ask me to play in the video, but my record was just coming out, and I was sort of worn thin. She was really sweet. She sent me this pleading text to come do the video, but I couldn’t make it work. I told her that me not being in the video wasn’t going to make or break it.”
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