The “Love on the Brain” singer took viewers on the ride of a lifetime during a special one-night stay at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles, where the Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 3 was filmed. With barely a bed in sight, the star-studded list of models and performers spent the sleepless night ascending the building through stirring elevator rides and claiming their spot at the top — which is where Rihanna ended up, arriving at the helipad by the time the sun came up.
Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 3 will premiere Friday, Sept. 24, on Amazon Prime Video, where the Navy stationed in more than 240 countries and territories can tune in from around the world. Rihanna is credited as the show’s executive producer and creative director.
The new Savage x Fenty collection — with all-inclusive sizing that ranges from 32A to 42H/46DDD for bras and XS–3X/S–XXXL for underwear and sleepwear — will be available for purchase at the Amazon Fashion store and at Savage X Fenty Sept. 24, the day the show airs.
Here are the seven can’t-miss moments from RiRi’s Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 3:
Cindy Crawford’s grand entrance
While Savage x Fenty prides itself on having plenty of fresh faces in its casting, this year’s edition includes a very familiar face of one of the O.G. supermodels: Cindy Crawford. Soundtracked by Jade Novah’s godly opera performance, the 55-year-old model waltzes up a spiral staircase in an emerald green dress, her enchanting smize signaling a tempo switch as a trumpet player ushers in a Latin-infused tightly choreographed frenzy. Even the power players of the modeling world know they can’t miss out on what Rihanna has up her latex sleeve.
Normani‘s “Wild Side” performance
The Savage x Fenty veteran shows off her “Wild Side” — from every angle. BIA, who performed “Cover Girl” and “Whole Lotta Money” shortly before, peels back the curtain and reveals a red room, where the pop star is seen lying on the floor and holding her feet behind her back. With almost every beat, the green-snakeskin-bodysuit-wearing Normani commands a different corner of the room, switches up her position and molds her male backup dancers to conform to every twist and turn of her body.
Ricky Martin‘s banging medley
She bangs, she bangs, and the “she” in question is model Emily Ratajkowski, who leads a cohort of models, including Vanessa Hudgens and Bella Poarch, in a crisscross formation to a mash-up of Martin’s hits, including his Billboard Hot 100-topping “Livin’ La Vida Loca” as well as “She Bangs” and “María.” Then the King of Latin Pop himself struts down the stage and opens with a performance of the Paloma Mami-assisted “Qué Rico Fuera.” The embroidered “R” on the back of his satin Savage x Fenty robe definitely stands for “Ricky” and not “Rihanna,” but the hitmaker certainly left his mark on the show and an impression on Hudgens, who glances back at Martin for the explosive finale.
Jazmine Sullivan‘s Heaux Tales
When Sullivan released her sensual EP Heaux Tales at the beginning of the year, the R&B singer did not simply create a space for herself and other women but encouraged them to take up space and directly address their X-rated desires. And there was no better space for songs like the Ari Lennox-assisted “On It” than the Savage x Fenty show. Her high notes echoed throughout the circular floor, where Irina Shayk leads a cohort of glistening models around during the intimate performance.
Daddy Yankee‘s blinding “MÉTELE AL PERREO” performance
The boss of reggaetón, as Billboard‘s latest cover story describes Yankee, takes swift control when he breaks out into his latest single “MÉTELE AL PERREO.” Dancers in head-to-toe mesh bodysuits parade around the Puerto Rican superstar, who shines bright in the heart of downtown L.A. from the illuminated outdoor stage. Yankee, who is currently headlining Latin Music Week in Miami and will be inducted into the hall of fame at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, turns the energy all the way up midway through the show and further proves his international dominance.
Rihanna’s red-hot reveal during Busta Rhymes’ combustible medley
The legendary MC, who hosted his own rapid-fire medley of hits at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, was not physically in attendance, but his voice boomed over the speakers for another one of the show’s red-hot moments. His Hot Rap Songs No. 2 hit “Touch It” engulfed the room, as he took “they a– back to the club real quick” and made them move “like your a– on fire” from Busta and Pharrell’s 2003 collab “Light Your Ass on Fire.” Erykah Badu‘s green eyes provide a different glow from the ember-resembling orange floor lights when she walks out to “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See.” The neo-soul legend gracefully makes her way to the elevator and later steps out on a different floor, cuing the transition to the Diddy- and Pharrell-assisted “Pass the Courvoisier Part II (Remix),” which brings a different frenetic energy. Finally, RiRi herself appears and leads a group of models in an arousing routine to the beat of Busta and Janet Jackson’s “What’s It Gonna Be?” and “Break Ya Neck” without ever having to leave the couch — making it that much more effortless.
Nas‘ “Rare” performance
After the King of Reggaetón and King of Latin Pop made their regal appearances, the King of Queens traded coasts to perform “Rare” from his recent Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums No. 1 LP King’s Disease II. “The whole world is in rare form!” Nas shouts to kick off the finale, which includes an encore of the Diddy-assisted ’90s classic “Hate Me Now.” And the same thing can be said about the models in the Savage x Fenty show, who come in different shapes, sizes and colors and from different countries and walks of life. And in the ANTI singer’s continued celebration of everybody, Rihanna ushers in a new era of Savage x Fenty while staying true to its empowering mission.