Read in the list below 12 interesting facts about the famous song “Bitch Better Have My Money”!
1. “Bitch Better Have My Money” was written by Jamille Pierre, Badrilla Bourelly, Rihanna and Travis Scott and produced by Scott, Kanye West, Deputy and WondaGurl.
2. On March 25, 2015, via her official Twitter account, Rihanna posted, “rihannaNOW.com #R8 #BBHMM #March26”. Subsequently, she posted the artwork of the song on her official Instagram account.
3. The black-and-white cover features Rihanna with highlighted brows while wearing a motorcycle jacket; John Walker of MTV News assumed that it was shot by Dutch photographer duo Inez and Vinoodh, who did both the cover and the music video for “FourFiveSeconds”. The title of the song is placed on the left side and is written in Braille.
4. The video was directed by Rihanna and Megaforce and was filmed in April 2015 at Marina Del Rey.
5. The official trailer for the music video was released on June 28, 2015, at the BET Awards.
6. The trailer captured a cryptic storyline: a rich woman, identity unknown, gets herself ready in her lavish apartment, clothes on and purse gathered in her arms, kisses her partner goodbye, and enters a dimly-lit elevator. As this occurs, Rihanna, simulating a poorer woman and wearing dark makeup, pulls up to the apartment complex at night. She opens up her car’s trunk and pulls out a large suitcase. Struggling with the suitcase, she too enters the elevator. In one scene, the elevator doors close on the two standing women. In the next, the doors open and Rihanna struts out, alone, except for her heavy suitcase.
7. The full video, which is seven minutes long, was released on Thursday, July 2, 2015.
8. The video is rated MA for violence, nudity, and use of adult language.
9. Rihanna performed “Bitch Better Have My Money” for the first time at the 2nd iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 29, 2015.
10. During the performance, Rihanna wore a short black dress accompanied with green Versace coat and high boots of the same color. The performance featured her emerging from a helicopter; after delivering the lyrics she left the microphone and “broke out into dance”.
11. Upon release critics gave the song mixed reviews, finding the song catchy and ready to be played in clubs, but thought it was a step down from the preceding single.
12. “Bitch Better Have My Money” is a trap song with a hip hop beat and represents a notable musical departure from the album’s lead single, “FourFiveSeconds”.