Rihanna As Kung Fu Princess In Coldplay Video
'Princess of China', Coldplay's collaboration with Rihanna, was finally released as a video this month. The music video was filmed in the style of a kung fu movie trailer to reflect the name of the song (interestingly, China is never mentioned in the lyrics).
Rihanna & Chris Martin of Coldplay in 'Princess of China'
The visuals are a cinematic and breath-taking yet culturally confused, Western view of Asia. This video is for the 'Princess of China' but Rihanna sports multiple arms like a Hindu deity (although this could also be a reference to the bodhisattva Gunyin) as well as Geisha-style clothing (Japanese) in another scene. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin plays the role of Rihanna's ex-lover who happens to be a ninja (also Japanese).
But no matter how you look at it, 'Princess of China' sure is entertaining! Rihanna's intense chemistry with Chris Martin in their love scene is palpable and the scenes are certainly memorable. Check out the video below: