She is well known for her sassy lyrics, catchy pop songs and vigorous dance routine.
But it is a very different Rihanna who appears in the video to accompany her new single Stay.
The 24-year-old singer strips off for an emotional soak in the bath for the duration of the heartfelt song.
Wearing little make-up and with her long hair tangled and wet over one side of her face, the slow moving number seems to show Rihanna at her most vulnerable.
The singer seems morose and sad as she occasionally flickers her eyes to the ceiling and puts her head in her hands, showing off long manicured nails and a diamond stud earring.
'This video is everything!' Rihanna wrote on her Twitter. 'Simple but emotional!'
She also retweeted a message from a fan which read: 'Rihanna's 'Stay' video might looked simple but it's also very touching. It really sends out a deep powerful message as well.'
The video, directed by Sophie Muller, also captures her star tattoo scattered over her back, and a single star tattoo on her ear.
Despite the star regularly flashing the flesh in music videos and revealing ensembles, much of modesty is covered in the video by the deep green water and clever camera angles.
Many music critics have speculated that some of the song's heartfelt lyrics refer to her turbulent relationship with boyfriend Chris Brown.
Culled from DAILY MAIL
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