Rihanna's "Sledgehammer" Music Video Is on YouTube Even Though It's From Outer Space


Rihanna's new music video for "Sledgehammer," the single she recorded for the upcoming Star Trek Beyond, is a departure in every sense of the word.

The Floria Sigismondi-directed video trades in money-throwing, gun-toting, weed-smoking, bad-gal behavior for imagery that's decidedly more extraterrestrial. 

We were admittedly expecting something a lot like this:


But instead, we really just got a whole lot of Rihanna doing this weird thing she loves to do with her hands:


There's also this totally chill and cool and definitely normal scene of RiRi morphing into some kind of intergalactic life force:


Rihanna has been riding an otherworldly wave since the release of her eighth studio album, Anti, releasing a batch of summer anthems including "Sledgehammer" and "This Is What You Came For" with Calvin Harris. Her Anti World Tour has made headlines and she's signed a lucrative business deal to launch a diverse makeup line.

The limelight seems to love RiRi, and find her even while she's exploring new planets.


Watch all the weirdness unfold below:

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