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Co-written by Corey “Chorus” Gibson (Kelly Rowland, Ciara, Brandy), “Cheers” samples the hook from Avril Lavigne’s 2002 hit “I’m With You” and is truly a song about partying hard. So it seems only natural that the video divides its time between raw footage of Rihanna killing her “Loud” tour and Rihanna partying it up during a recent jaunt to her native Barbados.
In the behind-the-scenes footage, Rihanna is shown singing to throngs of cheering fans, boarding luxe private jets, being escorted by security guards, and signing her name on massive restaurant walls. You know, run-of-the-mill famous people activities. Oh, and she also finds time to sit on guest audience member Cee-Lo’s lap and share her “Loud” stage with Kanye and Jay-Z. Baller status.
In the Barbados portion of the vid, Rihanna relaxes with family and friends. She drinks coconut water from a coconut (cheating on Vita Coco!), does karaoke in a bar with her pals, and swims in the ocean like the island girl that she is. Oh,and there is that one pool party with Avril Lavigne, NBD. Basically, “Cheers” is what you wish every weekend was like.
A few hours after its premiere, Rihanna took to Twitter to share her excitement: “CHEERS… U like??? #drinktothat #RihannaNavy I love yall forever!!!!! Keep making me proud!” We’ll totes drink (some Vita Coco) to that, gurl.