Grammys: Watch Paul McCartney, Rihanna and Kanye West perform "FourFiveSeconds"

The unlikely trio rocked a stripped-down set for their new collaboration

By Erin Keane

Editor in Chief

Published February 9, 2015 4:03AM (EST)

 Paul McCartney and Rihanna perform their new collaboration "FourFiveSeconds" with Kanye West at the 2015 Grammy Awards.      (CBS)
Paul McCartney and Rihanna perform their new collaboration "FourFiveSeconds" with Kanye West at the 2015 Grammy Awards. (CBS)

After Kanye West's stripped-down solo performance of "Only One" earlier in the evening, he jumped back on stage with Paul McCartney and Rihanna to perform their new single "FourFiveSeconds." After a year without Rihanna, we're happy to see her back — and in front, handily owning the stage.

We were a little bummed she went for understated black suit during the performance instead of the fluffy Grammy Barbie confection she rocked on the red carpet, though:


 


By Erin Keane

Erin Keane is Salon's Editor in Chief. She is also on faculty at the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University and her memoir in essays, "Runaway: Notes on the Myths That Made Me," was named one of NPR's Books We Loved In 2022.

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