Dressed in a white feathered top and matching pants, she danced on stage while the lights changed from blue and pink to black and white. Drake, who appears on “Work,” came out on stage to perform his verse and dance with Rihanna.
It was her first televised performance since debuting the collection, though she appeared on Ellen to promote Anti earlier this month and was slated to perform at the Grammys on Feb. 15. During that ceremony, Rihanna’s reps announced she wouldn’t take the stage: “Based on Rihanna’s examination after Grammy rehearsal today, Rihanna’s doctor put her on vocal rest for 48 hours because she was at risk of hemorrhaging her vocal cords,” her reps said in a statement at the time. “The antibiotics she has been on for three days did not kill the infection adequately, therefore she cannot perform safely.”
Rihanna also had to push back dates of her Anti world tour, which was supposed to kick off later this month in San Diego. The first show is now March 12 in Jacksonville, Florida. The postponed dates are now set for May.
See the performance at the 1:49:00 mark below.