Rihanna had the streets of Los Angeles blazing on Sunday night, filming the video for her lead single “Diamonds.” For the first look off her upcoming Unapologetic LP (Nov. 19), the pop star tapped director Anthony Mandler (“Man Down,” “Only Girl,” “Russian Roulette,” “Unfaithful”) to bring her feel good record to life. Alternating between a floor length revealing white sheer dress and a black halterneck piece, RiRi performed the main scene of her dramatic video in front of fiery destroyed cars.

In a recent interview with Vogue, Rihanna described the feel of her new album. “When people listen to my new album I want them to walk away with a spirit of hope. Like a light spirit, that’s the place I’m in and I want them to see that, and feel that.”

Catch some photos from the fiery set of “Diamonds” after the jump…..

Photo Credit: XposurePhotos & Metro

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