Rihanna’s second performance of the night at the MTV Video Music Awards earned a smile from Kanye, and cheers from the crowd, as she ran through a dancehall medley that proved why she’s deserving of the night’s Vanguard Award.
By the time she closed with everyone’s favorite summer anthem, “Work,” the block party RiRi had happening on stage was in full effect. And the Navy was here for it. So was pretty much everyone else—Rihanna on stage at the VMAs, twerking in a du rag and grabbing her crotch? What’s not to love?
Working her bad girl, give no f—s aesthetic with this performance, RiRi adequately proved why she’s the girl every woman wants to hang with and every dude wants to be with. Confident, cool and sexy came to win the crowd over with her second performance, which was even more electric than the first.
Fans, of course, had lots to say about her second performance. Peep some of the reactions below.
— MTV (@MTV) August 29, 2016
2 down, 2 more performances to go pic.twitter.com/AfyhewD5Pt
— Rihanna Updates (@therih_up) August 29, 2016
It would have been dope if Rihanna had Beyonce and Nicki on stage during that dancehall performance.
— Lazer Gun Carrier (@branfire) August 29, 2016
— KEEM (@KEEMSTAR) August 29, 2016
Rihanna is slowly taking my soul away tonight y'all….
— Brandon Romans (@iamprinceromans) August 29, 2016
-And how many people will you have on stage, Rihanna?
-All a dem.
-All. A. Dem. #VMAs
— Jean WTF Grae (@JeanGreasy) August 29, 2016
I am a Rihanna worshipper and I can barley see these performances through my fangirl tears.
— Jenna Mourey/Marbles (@Jenna_Marbles) August 29, 2016
With the cape out. That's how you know Rihanna is realer than your neighborhood weed man #VMAs
— R'asclat Al Ghul (@Felonious_munk) August 29, 2016
Rihanna is currently layering TWO durags, one of which is fishnet y'all bow down she's on some next level ish #VMAs
— @PiaGlenn (@PiaGlenn) August 29, 2016
This is the Blackest VMAs ever. Rihanna, Ye, Future, Bey, Key, Peele, Naomi, Serena…
— (((Touré))) (@Toure) August 29, 2016