While we normally reserve our new music sweeps for Fridays, we’ll make an exception for N.E.R.D’s new beat — “Lemon” — featuring Rihanna. In addition to the one-minute rhyme by the bad gal, we get a music video featuring at least 30 seconds of her turning the scene into one reminiscent of Stranger Things.
Luckily, there are no DemoDogs in sight, but we are blessed with a clip of the “Wild Thoughts” singer shaving someone’s head, Eleven-style. The woman is Mette Towley, a member of Pharrell’s dance crew, the Baes. Towley goes on to spend the remainder of the video dancing solo, covered head-to-toe in glitter, to Rihanna’s every word in an empty flea market lit by neon lights. In other words, it’s pretty damn cool.
Besides the bass-heavy production, the introduction to the video still has us rocked. After a handful of celebrities buzzed their heads this year, we’ve had the short style on our minds. Sure, we’re not quite ready to commit to the style, but lock us in a room with RiRi and a pair of clippers and we might just let her do whatever the hell she pleases to our hair.
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