Rihanna – who was named Creative Director of Puma in 2014 – took to the stage at the music extravaganza’s Chelmsford venue, Hylands Park, in south east England, in an all-black PVC ensemble, including Puma knee high boots.
She took a five-minute break before continuing her performance with ‘Consideration’, ‘Run This Town’, ‘All Of The Lights’ and ‘Umbrella’. Speaking about her first single ‘Pon de Replay’, released in 2005, Rihanna said: “It’s already been 11 years. I don’t want to say that out loud because it makes me feel old.”
She then sang ‘Desperado’ from her recent EP ‘Anti’. The set continued with ‘Man Down’ and ‘Rude Boy’, followed by ‘Work’, ‘Take Care’ and ‘We Found Love’, which was remixed with ‘How Deep Is Your Love’. ‘Where Have You Been’ was followed by a quick costume change, into a black and white fur coat, and Rihanna then sang ‘Diamond’ as white foam filled the stage.
She said: “I’ve always wanted to dance in the rain with my fans and now we getting f***ed up in the rain. “ “I’d like to thank the guys in the dishwasher making a mess with the soap right now. This is my last night in the UK and I’m sad … I don’t want to leave.”
‘Four, Five Seconds’, her collaboration with Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney led into a number of tracks from her ‘Anti’ before Rihanna ended the 80-minute set with ‘Kiss It Better’.
– Bang Showbiz