Talk show host and consummate prankster Jimmy Kimmel got a taste of his own medicine recently. In a video that aired last night, Rihanna woke him up from a dead sleep with a surprise performance of her new single "Bitch Better Have My Money."
It was a stunningly confusing mixture of confetti cannons, flashlights, and strobe lights; I generally spend April Fool's Day in a mixture of confusion and rage while I'm completely unable to handle my inability to tell what's real or fake all day, but this is my kind of prank.
The best moments:
Cute-ass Rihanna sneaking into Jimmy's house.
Of course she's wearing those Alexander Wang goth boots.
Jimmy's face when she woke him up was hilarious!
Seriously, there was no end to the amount of flashlights being pushed in this man's face at 1am.
The look on co-head writer and Kimmel's wife Molly McNearney's face after a job well done. She let Rihanna in and helped plan the prank.
It was all good in the end.
But it was still funny when Rihanna said, "Thanks for not killing us."
In her interview on the show, Rihanna also explained how she pranks her band when she goes on tour, like putting bubble gum in the bottom of their shoes and putting pieces of raw fish in their luggage. That sounds awful, but I guess going on tour with Rihanna has never been easy.
Danielle Henderson is a lapsed academic, heavy metal karaoke machine, and culture editor at Fusion. She enjoys thinking about how race, gender, and sexuality shape our cultural narratives, but not in a boring way.