Rihanna Gives 'SNL' 'Birthday Cake'

Rihanna brought a harem of dancers along for her Saturday Night Live performance.

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Barbadian pop star Rihanna took the Saturday Night Live stage on this weekend and performed two songs after teasing the crowd with a little dessert. Opening with a snippet of her salacious "Birthday Cake," a song she remixed earlier this year with ex-beau Chris Brown to mixed reactions, the svelte beauty ran through her latest album's title track, "Talk That Talk," while dancing in front of what looked to be a giant spiderweb.

Later, when she returned for her second song, "Where Have You Been," the stage had been transformed into an Arabian suite, complete with costumed dancers and bountiful banquettes.

Watch Rihanna get down on SNL below:

Watch more of Rihanna's SNL performance at NBC.

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