Rihanna Closes Out SNL’s 40th Season with “Bitch Better Have My Money” and “American Oxygen”

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Rihanna was the musical guest on this weekend’s 40th season finale of Saturday Night Live. America’s preeminent philosopher and funnyman Louis C.K. served as host. (His very funny, very offensive nine minute monologue on his “mild racism,” the Middle East, and pedophilia has unsurprisingly caused a Twitter uproar.)

Rihanna took the stage to perform her two most recent singles, “Bitch Better Have My Money” and “American Oxygen”. In the former, in a rare showcase of theatricality in an SNL musical performance, she is entangled in a police car chased with a hostage in the backseat. He closed with an impassioned rendition of her syrupy “American Oxygen”, which has so far been allergic to the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 

Watch both performances below: