Rihanna gave a heartwarming performance of ‘Stay’ in front of Chris Brown at the Grammys on Feb. 10. And the song is no doubt meant for him!
Rihanna’s Tender Performance of ‘Stay’
Rihanna’s slow, intimate rendition of “Stay” with Mikky Ekko was tender and beautiful — an amazing addition to her repertoire, which usually features tenacity and fierceness.
With the stage decorated simply and starkly, the “Diamonds” singer stunned and put on an understatedly sexy show.
Rihanna’s night was an all-around success. Not only was her performance incredible, she also took home a Grammy Award for the Best Short Form Music Video, for “We Found Love.”
Rihanna & Chris Brown At The Grammys
Though the two did sit together at the show, Rihanna and Chris Brown didn’t perform together like the rumors hinted at. There was a ton of anticipation about the two teaming up on stage – we were definitely looking forward to it. Before the show, a source close to Rihanna told HollywoodLife.com exclusively that Rihanna “was leaning towards ‘Nobody’s Business’ weeks ago and wanted Chris to bust out with her on stage,” though the source also added, “I don’t know if she thought the power that be would let that happen.”
So RiRi definitely decided to go in a different direction, though it’s unclear if the Grammys and CBS wouldn’t let Chris join his girl on stage (but he did give his GF a standing O after her performance).
But she didn’t need him – her performance was on fire!
Rihanna of course has a tumultuous Grammys past – four years ago, Chris Brown infamously assaulted her after a Grammys pre-party – but we’re happy to see that she’s strong enough to get through it and that she looks better than ever.
WATCH: Rihanna Grammys 2013 performance “Stay”
— Andrew Gruttadaro
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