Many people have knocked Rihanna for her supposed inability to sing. Well, haters, eat your hearts out, because Rihanna pulled off a STUNNING performance of “Stay,” a ballad from her latest album ‘Unapologetic’ at the 2013 Grammys.
The song is a plea from one lover to another to fight the currents of distance and disillusion to just stay in the relationship. The song, written by Mikky Ekko, who also performed the song with RiRi, is a somber affair with levels of heartache and despair that are usually reserved for Adele.
Dressed in all black and surrounded by a black environment, the stage looked like a funeral. And in a way, it was. Many have connected the song’s lyrics to Rihanna’s reunion with Chris Brown, who as we all know savagely beat her in the past.
At this point, pretty much every song seems like it’s about Chris Brown, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Chris was doing a little twirl along with RiRi’s performance in support of his boo.
The big surprise, aside from Rihanna’s co-star Mikky looking like a subway performer who accidentally found himself on stage at the Grammys, was how GOOD Rihanna sounded. She held strong notes, belted and emoted like a blues legend.
We have to give props where they’re due: Rihanna SLAYED the Grammys.
Watch Rihanna’s performance at the 2013 Grammys below: