Rising superstar. Fashion icon. Trendsetter of the Decade. The previously mentioned are all names given to Rihanna by her peers and she certainly fulfilled such accolades at the 2010 NRJ Awards in Cannes, France (January 23).
The songstress graced the red carpet in a white and shimmering lace Jean Paul Gaultier gown with heels that barely any woman could walk in.**
The Grammy-winner performed "Russian Roulette" before a live band with fire and smoke effects upon the stage. A standing ovation awaited her at the end of the firey performance.
(My apologies for the quality of the video. None of the recordings of this performance were synchronized.)
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