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Rihanna Connects With Her Otherworldly Side In Trippy ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Music Video – Watch

The single was written by Sia and is featured on the film's soundtrack.

Rihanna Star Trek Beyond

Rihanna becomes a mystical being in the new music video for her single “Sledgehammer.” The song, written by Sia, is featured on the “Star Trek Beyond” soundtrack and was first heard on the latest trailer for the latest installment of the sci-fi franchise.

Wearing alien-esque makeup and an orange ensemble, the singer is seen in a desert-type location on another planet. She uses her supernatural powers to move boulders and create an orb full of energy, until finally becoming one with space. The Starship Enterprise also makes a special appearance at the end. 

According to Rihanna, this is the first-ever music video filmed entirely in IMAX.

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In “Star Trek Beyond,” the USS Enterprise crew is attacked by powerful unknown aliens, leaving them stranded on a new planet. Rihanna doesn’t appear in the film but has previously battled outer space beings in the 2012 film “Battleship.”

The “Work” singer is currently on the European leg of her “Anti” world tour. She recently the video for her collaboration with Calvin Harris, “This Is What You Came For,” and is featured on Kanye’s controversial single “Famous.”

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“Star Trek Beyond” lands in theaters on July 22. Explore the galaxy with RiRi in the video below.

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