Watch: Rihanna Hits the Stripper Pole, Twerks on Water in “Pour It Up” Video [NSFW]

Rihanna Water-Twerks in "Pour It Up" Music Video

Rihanna Water-Twerks in “Pour It Up” Music Video

“Sexy,” “ratchet,” “edgy,” “tasteless” – call it what you want but Bad Gyal RiRi has found her element in the new Pour It Up video lensed by Australian director Dion Beebe and co-directed by the pop star herself.

Showcasing exotic dancing as an art form, the Othan “Otheezy” Burnside -choreographed visual features pole gymnasts Nicole “The Pole” Williams , Candace Cane , Secret Moneii , and Asha Franklin – who defy gravity and twerk on water.

“My bitches twerk on water,” the singer proclaimed behind-the-scenes. “No basic zone… no basics!”

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While Ri doesn’t slack among her more seasoned peers, the star of the “Pour It Up” video may likely be Nicole, owner of L.A.-based Allure Dance Studio .

Over the past five days, her amazing audition video on Rihanna’s Youtube channel has garnered 1.2 million views.

Co-written by Mike Will Made It , who co-produced along with J-Bo , “Pour It Up” serves as the second US single, and third overall single from Rihanna’s 2012 release, Unapologetic .

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Due to how late the video premiered following the single release, the song only peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after a #90 debut. This could very well change by next week.

It did, however, succeed as Rihanna’s second #1 single on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart and reached #6 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

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