It reminds me of her response to Diane Sawyer whendiscussing her assault from Chris Brown. When Sawyer implied that Rihanna maynot be as strong as perceived, Rihanna offered the silencing quip, "I AMSTRONG."
In the "Hard" video directed by Melina Matsoukas, Rihanna suits upin "military couture," brandishes heavy artillery and is in the company ofarmed soldiers, some driving tanks.
Considering she has described her new album, "Rated R," asan opportunity to vent, the song "Hard" featuring Young Jeezy, could be in partabout her equally famous ex-boyfriend.
The song was produced by The-Dream and Tricky Stewart. Whenthey presented the track to Rihanna, they thought the sound might be too brashfor her.
Rihanna explained the meeting to MTV."Funny enough, when I first heard the song, we were in Paris-they flew out there to play me somesongs they had done for me, some ideas," Rihanna told MTV. "And before theyplayed 'Hard,' they were like, 'We're gonna play you the ghetto one first, andyou have to do it, you have to do it."
- Diane Sawyer
- Melina Matsoukas