"Bitch Better Have My Money" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna. It was written by Jamille Pierre, Bibi Bourelly, Rihanna, Travis Scott, Kanye West and WondaGurl and produced by Deputy, co-produced by West, together with additional production by Scott and WondaGurl. The song was digitally released on March 26, 2015, through the iTunes Store. "Bitch Better Have My Money" is a trap song and represents a notable musical departure from the previous single, "FourFiveSeconds".
Upon release critics gave the song mixed reviews, finding the song catchy and ready to be played in clubs, but thought it was a step down from the preceding single. "Bitch Better Have My Money" reached the top-10 in eight countries, including New Zealand and France, as well as the top-20 in six more countries including Canada, the United States and Australia. To promote the song, Rihanna performed at the 2nd iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 29, 2015.
An accompanying music video was released on July 2, 2015. It was directed by Rihanna and Megaforce and was filmed in April 2015 in Los Angeles, with the boat scene being filmed at Marina Del Rey. The video, which is seven minutes long, was rated MA for graphic violence, nudity, and adult language.
"Remember - once you've watched this video, it'll be there in your brain forever. There is no going back. Truth is, you may disapprove - or worse. And it certainly shouldn't be seen by Rihanna's millions of tweeny fans - and many of them will watch it (and already have). Yes, that's bad. However, this is also a mouthwatering first collaboration between a great pop superstar and one of the most creative music video directing outfits around. Sometimes these things don't work out. In this case, it absolutely delivers. This is big and bad and top-notch entertainment - rated R. Megaforce have simultaneously managed to make Rihanna nastier and sexier than ever, but also smarter and funnier. It's turned out to be a match made in heaven - or somewhere way more interesting. Lets face it, this is why music videos were invented in the first place." (David Knight, Promonews) File Hashes