The princess is, of course, Rihanna, who stars in this vintage Kung Fu-inspired music video. Likewise, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is dressed as a stealthy ninja, who has to go head to head against Rihanna’s “gangsta goth geisha”, as the pop icon described her character.
They do a bit of ninja acrobatics, coupled with a good amount of sword fighting. It’s a bit like Kill Bill and we wouldn’t be surprised if the Tarantino films inspired them to make this.
This isn’t the first time Rihanna has appeared in a collaborative venture with another musician. She most recently collaborated with Drake in the “Take Care” music video, and we don’t expect her latest collaboration to be her last.
Princess of China is the fourth track on Coldplay’s new album Mylo Xyloto, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. Not bad!