Rihanna's dancehall-themed VMAs performance (2/4)

Island gyal Rihanna clearly wasn't trying to serve vocals with this performance. She delivered carnival fever to VMAs, putting together a fiery dancehall mashup.
'Rude Boy', 'What’s My Name' and 'Work.'

Ri showcased Jamaican flavour with various sampling including, the classic ‘Bam Bam Riddim’ which features Chaka Demus and Pliers’ ‘Murder She Wrote.’ She also sampled the ‘King Of Dancehall’ Beenie Man’s 1996 hit single ‘Romie’ and Mr Vegas’ ‘Heads High.’ Why wasn't the crowd getting turnt up to it though? This was fun, energetic and she was paying homage to her Island roots in a major way. She certainly did it for the culture, and it's actually quite endearing that she's still a major pop star who isn't afraid to return to her musical roots.