Rihanna Checks Into ‘Rehab’ On Stage At 2008 VMAs

After watching the showstopping live performances delivered by pop superstars Christina Aguilera and a bootyshaking Beyoncé Knowles who whipped her ponytail around with the precision of a surgeon, watching a barely-moving Rihanna sing her new single “Rehab” was pretty disappointing.

Seeming
to rely on her heavily-styled hair, dominatrix outfit, random
accessories (a bedazzled eye-patch, really?) and pyrotechnics, Rihanna
hardly appeared to be the young one in the bunch as she could barely
see fit to step around sexily and flipped her hair once or twice for
emphasis.

Maybe her interpretation of a woman strung-out on love was just a little too realistic.

All of our American Music Awards coverage is located here.

Click any photo to view all 15+ photos of Rihanna performing at the American Music Awards in the gallery!


After watching the showstopping live performances delivered by pop superstars Christina Aguilera and a bootyshaking Beyoncé Knowles who whipped her ponytail around with the precision of a surgeon, watching a barely-moving Rihanna sing her new single “Rehab” was pretty disappointing.Seeming
to rely on her heavily-styled hair, dominatrix outfit, random
accessories (a bedazzled eye-patch, really?) and pyrotechnics, Rihanna
hardly appeared to be the young one in the bunch as she could barely
see fit to step around sexily and flipped her hair once or twice for
emphasis.Maybe her interpretation of a woman strung-out on love was just a little too realistic.

All of our American Music Awards coverage is located here.Click any photo to view all 15+ photos of Rihanna performing at the American Music Awards in the gallery!