When Rihanna dropped the double feature music video for her new single “Work” featuring Drake, one of our awesome columnists wrote a great piece about how the video was a prime example of Rihanna’s embodiment of female autonomy. Rihanna used this video as an opportunity to operate beyond a masculine gaze and literally “work” her body for her own pleasure and joy. It’s something that Rihanna does effortlessly and often. It’s why I “love/adore/volunteer my edges” to her, to use Jacqui’s own words. But I want to be even more specific about one of the ways I see Rihanna giving life and snatching wigs in the name of Black female sexuality: her unapologetic singleness.
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