Rihanna “Bitch Better Have My Money” video: Hannibal’s Mads Mikkelsen is the bitch who had better have Rihanna’s money.

Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” Video Is Very Literal, Very Cinematic, Very NSFW

Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” Video Is Very Literal, Very Cinematic, Very NSFW

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July 2 2015 11:59 AM

Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” Video Is Very Literal, Very Cinematic, Very NSFW

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Still taken from the video

There’s something unspeakably satisfying about Rihanna’s song “Bitch Better Have My Money.” Maybe it’s her use of the proemial bitch. Maybe it’s the just the image of Rihanna coolly driving away with a man’s wife held hostage in the back of her car. Fortunately, the new official music video for the song is seven minutes of RiRi and friends doing just that, with a little drinking and weed and other debauchery mixed in for good measure. Hannibal’s Mads Mikkelsen even puts in an appearance (spoiler alert: He is the bitch who’d better have Rihanna’s money).

The video takes the song’s lyrics literally and so contains strong language, nudity, and violence. Of course, if you’re really feeling squeamish, there’s always Kelly Clarkson’s PG-rated cover of the song, which is about as squeaky-clean as a song about kidnapping and murder can be.

Marissa Martinelli is a Slate editorial assistant.