15 supremely cinematic music videos that could (and should) be feature films

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“B*tch Better Have My Money” – Rihanna

Right off the bat, the video starts with a warning for language, nudity, and violence, so you know you’re in for a treat. Yes, this video is pretty NSFW, so you might want to be careful with who you watch it around.

Of course, that’s because Rihanna never holds back, whether it’s with her music, her videos, or her business endeavors. And in “B*tch Better Have My Money,” she proved that you should never mess with RiRi!

The opening shot shows a pair of bloody legs hanging out of a trunk in a park, then cuts to a pretty, rich, woman doing her makeup as Rihanna pulls up in a convertible outside, lugging a giant trunk with her. When the woman leaves her hotel room with her dog, she meets Rihanna in the elevator. But when the doors reopen, Rihanna is holding the dog, and Rihanna lugs the trunk back out… with the woman in it.

Rihanna drives off into the desert, as people always do in music videos, with two of her sidekicks and with the woman tied up naked in the backseat. Other scenes show the woman being swung from the ceiling inside an empty warehouse, still naked. Rihanna and her henchwomen set fire to the car and head out on a boat instead. Someone on the phone keeps making Rihanna mad.

Later, when a police car is driving by, the woman tries to scream for help, but gets hit over the head with a beer bottle. Later, we find out the real reason Rihanna is doing all of this. Plot twist: the real you-know-what who doesn’t have her money is the woman’s husband (played by actor Mads Mikkelsen) — an accountant who stole all of her money, and she knew how to get back at him.

The last shot of the video cuts back to the bloody legs in the trunk from the first show, but as the camera pans, we realize it’s Rihanna, lounging and smoking, covered in someone else’s blood. After the credits, we get an ominous shot of Rihanna looking right into the camera, covered in blood. How has this not been turned into a full-length thriller yet?