Rihanna performs ‘Redemption Song’ on Oprah (Video)

rihanna oprahPerforming on Oprah‘s show today, here is the video of Rihanna‘s rendition of Bob Marley classic “Redemption Song”. Say what you will about her albums – I’m not about to call them classics either – but I quite like her version of this song. Given her musical track record, on paper one might be instinctively offended at the notion of her performing this. But actually, she brings an interesting character to her version that I can’t imagine any of her pop peers (Beyonce included) exuding. It’s not perfect, but it feels emotive and sincere – more than I’ve felt about any of her prior music or performances. Check it out: