Needed Me - Rihanna



The Experience: But baby, don't get it twisted. You was just another... She used him and then she threw him away?

Music video: Rihanna wakes up, goes to a club, and murders the man she once used. The focus is on power shots of her with the pistol, her on the motorcycle, her prowling through the club toward her prey, her delivering the killing shot to the head. A dramatic end to a horrible relationship. But the video is also full of gratuitous nudity with dancing girls being used, and multiple shots of Rihanna flaunting her own body with nothing on but a see-through robe. The net effect doesn't uphold women's dignity. For Needed Me, women are still animals - they're just dangerous ones.

The Meaning of Needed Me: Rihanna offers a girl power approach to unhealthy relationships - you needed me. So she took advantage of that, and when she was done, she threw him away.

Ask yourself: Where do you find the strength to keep loving?

Movie Soundtrack: ANTI (2016)

LYRICS:

Mustard on the beat ho!

[Rihanna:]
I was good on my own, that's the way it was, that's the way it was
You was good on the low for a faded f-ck, on some faded love
Sh-t, what the f-ck you complaining for?
Feeling jaded huh?
Used to trip off that sh-t I was kickin' to you
Had some fun on the run though I give it to you

But baby, don't get it twisted
You was just another nigga on the hit list
Tryna fix your inner issues with a bad b-tch
Didn't they tell you that I was a savage
F-ck your white horse and a carriage
Bet you never could imagine
Never told you could have it

You needed me
Oooh, you needed me
Feel a little more, and give a little less
Know you hate to confess
But baby who, you needed me

You been rollin' around, sh-t I'm rollin up
Light and roll it up
Break it down like a pound, sh-t was never us
Sh-t was never us
That's the real on the real, are you serious?
How you feel, how you feel?
Used to trip off that sh-t I was kickin' to ya
Had some fun on the run though, I give it to ya

But baby, don't get it twisted
You was just another nigga on the hit list
Tryna fix your inner issues with a bad b-tch
Didn't they tell you that I was a savage
F-ck your white horse and a carriage
Bet you never could imagine
Never told you could have it

You needed me
Oooh, you needed me
To feel a little more, and give a little less
Know you hate to confess
But baby who, you needed me

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