Rihanna Debuts 'Cockiness' Remix At VMA 2012
A$AP Rocky & Calvin Harris join RiRi to open the ceremony...
As cameras cut to the interior of Staples Centre for the night's opening performance, the backdrop was aglow with red and orange hues and stairs rose slowly out of the stage, with Rihanna perched at the top in a throne of her very own.
Clad in skintight red leather pants with a sheer flowing top, deep red lipstick and a matching red head wrap, Rihanna seemed to be channeling the mysterious character she first introduced us to in her video for Calvin Harrisdropped the beat for We Found Love.
Harris manned the turntables from the stage, turning the set into an all-out dance party, complete with strobe lights and balloons tumbling down onto the stage as Rihanna spun, sang, danced and laughed happily, bringing her set to an end.