Kelly Clarkson Covers Rihanna's "B**ch Better Have My Money" & It Proves They Need A Collaboration ASAP — VIDEO
Apparently, Rihanna isn’t the only person looking to collect on past due debts, because another singer just joined the bad gal on her lyrical money-chasing mission. During a performance at BBC1 Radio’s Live Lounge, Kelly Clarkson covered Rihanna's "Bitch Better Have My Money" — and, though the song isn't really Clarkson's general genre, she absolutely killed it. Though her acoustic rendition lacks the original's colorful language (she sings "Y'all better have my money" instead of "bitch," which, OK) and is only accompanied by two background singers and a keyboardist, it's still beautifully executed — much like the other songs Clarkson has covered. Her incredible voice and the song's new jazzy sound makes her take on the feisty track just as infectious as the original.
But in the words of Rihanna, don't act like you forgot — this isn't Clarkson's first time putting her own unique spin on one of Rih Rih's tunes. Back in 2012, Clarkson covered "We Found Love" off Rihanna's Talk That Talk album, and the result was equally stunning. There was also Clarkson's rendition of "Princess of China," which was originally sung by Rihanna and Coldplay. Clearly, Clarkson's a fan of Rih Rih's music — but here's something else it suggests: Perhaps, Clarkson and Rihanna should go ahead and collaborate already.
Sure, they have different musical approaches, but those same differences could totally be complementary. I’m envisioning something like Rihanna’s “FourFiveSeconds” track with Paul McCartney and Kanye West — but with some of Clarkson’s signature vocal theatrics instead of McCartney's badass guitar solo, and West's epic raps. But, until they get together to record a new song, I’d settle for Rihanna adding a spicy verse to Clarkson's "Invincible," which would make it even more of a fist pump-worthy, self-love anthem than it already is. With their amazing artistry combined, the musical sky's the limit.
A girl can dream, can’t she?
Until that happens, though, listen to Clarkson’s version of “BBHMM” below: