Rihanna's "Sledgehammer" Music Video Is on YouTube Even Though It's From Outer Space

Rihanna's "Sledgehammer" Music Video Is on YouTube Even Though It's From Outer Space

Rihanna's new music video for "Sledgehammer," the single she recorded for the upcoming Star Trek Beyond, is a departure in every sense of the word.

The Floria Sigismondi-directed video trades in money-throwing, gun-toting, weed-smoking, bad-gal behavior for imagery that's decidedly more extraterrestrial. 

We were admittedly expecting something a lot like this:

But instead, we really just got a whole lot of Rihanna doing this weird thing she loves to do with her hands:

There's also this totally chill and cool and definitely normal scene of RiRi morphing into some kind of intergalactic life force:

Rihanna has been riding an otherworldly wave since the release of her eighth studio album, Anti, releasing a batch of summer anthems including "Sledgehammer" and "This Is What You Came For" with Calvin Harris. Her Anti World Tour has made headlines and she's signed a lucrative business deal to launch a diverse makeup line.

The limelight seems to love RiRi, and find her even while she's exploring new planets.

Watch all the weirdness unfold below:

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