News: Drake & Rihanna Get Sensual In "Take Care" Music Video [Video]
Saturday, Apr 7, 2012 10:09AM
The long-awaited Drake and Rihanna "Take Care" music video finally premiered online heading into the weekend, showing the former couple exchanging intimate moments.
Throughout the video, Drizzy and RiRi are shown body-to-body embracing one another.
It's stark and simple video, featuring two of the hottest pop stars around embracing tenderly, while the camera then pans through images of snow-covered mountains, raging fires, exotic-looking birds, swimming fish and angry, snorting bulls. It intimates that love and attraction can be natural, primal and animalistic. In the scenes where Drake is solo and rapping, he's intently expressive with his hands and looks like there is a lot weighing on his mind. When on her own, RiRi is equally contemplative, averts her gaze and folds her hands as thought she were praying. She's sultry in her off-the-shoulder sweater and that shaggy blonde cut she had been rocking for the past few months. When they come together for simple embraces, with her leaning into his chest and him giving her a peck on the top of the head, their genuine affection is electrifying. If this video doesn't spark "Are they or aren't they rumors," nothing else will. (Pop Crush)
The clip was initially slated to premiere toward the end of March.
"Take Care video drops Friday. Shooting HYFR tmrw. OVO," he tweeted March 20th. (Drake's Twitter)
A week prior, photos from the video shoot made its way through the Internet.
Drake and Rihanna travel to new heights in the artistic visual for their budding hit collaboration "Take Care." The video, directed by Yoann Lemoine, features grayscaled, intimate scenes with the hit-making duo, cinematic close-up shots of a bird, bull, and fish moving in artsy rhythm to the Jamie XX produced cut, and a group of muscular male performers acting out tribal dance scenes. We have your first look at the forthcoming video, which judging by these images, looks to be epic. (This Is RnB)
Director Yoann Lemoine recently voiced his thoughts on Drizzy's new music video.
News of such a minimalistic and artsy clip isn't all that surprising, as director Yoann Lemoine revealed to MTV News, "They seemed to be super close and that's what I wanted for the video. Visually, it's a very humble video. ... It's not crazy. It's actually the most indie video I've done my whole life. It's probably the most famous artists, and they were so open to a project that was so minimal." Lemoine isn't the only one who had high expectations for the visual, but also Drake himself. Back in December, Drizzy Drake admitted that he wanted the clip to be the best of his video catalog. "I want to make it perfect -- the best video I've done to date -- so I'm just taking my time," he said. (MTV)
Check out the "Take Care" music video below: