Aug 21st, 2012 by Ross Edwards
Rihanna Went on Oprah’s TV show last weekend and told the Oprah that she and Chris Brown “love each other and probably always will” but only in a platonic sense, according to MTV. Rihanna’s probably limiting their relationship to the friend zone because Chris Brown has a girlfriend right now. She told Oprah that he was the love of her life. She blamed the long time it took her to forgive Brown (it took over one year after he hit her in the face until she was barely recognizable for her to drop the restraining order and over two years for her to tweet that she loved him, so it’s actually pretty slow paced compared to some abusive relationships) on her anger at her father and says that she and Chris Brown are friends now.
Rihanna’s Shut Up and Drive is surprisingly a pretty god car song. The fact that Shut Up and Drive isn’t just a luxury brand name dropping extravaganza or a a labored sexual innuendo (there’s a lot of euphemism but at least the metaphors aren’t terrible) sets it apart from just about every other car song I’ve heard in the past few years.
The video features a whole lot to get any car lover’s interest piqued. It opens with a Ferrari F430 pulling into a chop shop/ oddly run entirely by beautiful women working on classic muscle cars and chopping up 80’s era junkyard-bound crap. As Rihanna gets into the surprisingly catchy for not being very popular song, she dances on, wipes down and poses next to all sorts of cool vintage cars. Then Rihanna takes the party outside and decides that two of her cars need to drag race, a first generation Mustang (I’m sure astute Mustang fans can tell the year at a glance, but I can’t) and some sort of awful looking but very custom hatchback/ wagon/ shooting brake.
All in all the Shut Up And Drive video has everything a car lover could want, modern supercars, classic sports cars, muscle cars, luxury cars and one ridiculous custom.