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Rockstar 101
Rockstar 101 cover
Cover of "Rockstar 101"
Genre Rock
Released May 18, 2010
Album Rated R
Recorded 2009;
Serenity Sound Studios;
(Los Angeles, California, United States)
Length 3:58
Label Def Jam Recordings
Producer The-Dream, Tricky Stewart
Rihanna's Singles Chronology
Left
"Rude Boy"
"Te Amo"
Right

"Rockstar 101" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, taken from her fourth studio album, Rated R (2009). The song was released as the album's fourth overall single on June 2, 2010 through Def Jam. "Rockstar 101" was written by Terius "The-Dream" Nash, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart and Rihanna, with production of the song completed by the former two. Musically, the song incorporates elements of rock, whilst the remix EPs of the song draw influence from dance and electronic music. The song also features a solo guitar appearance by guitarist, Slash.

The song was met with a mixed response from music critics, who labelled the song as "aggressive" and criticized the inclusion of Slash on the song, calling it an "afterthought". In the US, "Rockstar 101" failed to perform successfully on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number sixty-four, but managed to peak at number two on the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart. The song also managed to peak at number twenty-four on the Australian Singles Chart.

The song's accompanying music video was directed by Melina Matsoukas and was shot in April 2010. As the video did not feature Slash, Rihanna paid homage to him by dressing in rock star attire and impersonated his style and personality. The video also featured other scenes where Rihanna was shown to be nude and covered in black body paint, wearing only a crown and chains. The song was performed for the only televised on the ninth season of American Idol on April 7, 2010, and was also included on the set list of the Last Girl on Earth Tour (2010–11).

LyricsEdit

I told ya
I told ya
I told ya
Baby
Baby
Uh, uh
I told ya, baby
Uh-oh
I told ya, baby
Uh-oh
I told ya, baby
Uh-oh
I told ya, baby
Uh-oh
I told ya, baby
Uh-oh
I told ya

Got up in the club
Posted in the back
Feeling so good
Looking so bad

Rocking this skirt
Rocking this club
Got my middle finger up
I don't really give a fuck

Rocking these diamonds
I'm rocking this chain
Make sure you get a picture
I'm rocking my fame

To be what you is
You gotta be what you are
The only thing I'm missing
Is a black guitar

I'm a rockstar
Hey baby
I'm a rockstar
Hey baby

Big city
Bright lights
Sleep all day
Up all night

Hey baby
I'm a rockstar
Hey baby
I'm a rockstar

Hey baby its..
Big cities
And bright lights
Sleep all day
Up all nights

Baby I'm a
Oh, baby I'm a
Oh, baby I'm a
Oh, baby I'm a
Oh, baby I'm a
Oh, baby I'm a
Oh, baby I'm a
Oh, baby I'm a
Hey, hey, hey

Six inch walker
Big shit talker
I never play the victim
I'd rather be a stalker

So baby take me in
I'll disobey the law
Make sure you frisk me good
Check my panties and my bra

Wildn out
A crazy house
With my white jacket on
Wont you come
And sign me out

To be what you is
You gotta be what you are
The only thing I'm missing
Is a black guitar

I'm a rockstar
Hey baby
I'm a rockstar
Hey baby

Big city
Bright lights
Sleep all day
Up all night

Hey baby
I'm a rockstar
Hey baby
I'm a rockstar

Hey baby its..
Big cities
And bright lights
Sleep all day
Up all nights

Baby I'm a
Oh, baby I'm a
Oh, baby I'm a
Oh, baby I'm a
Oh, baby I'm a
Oh, baby I'm a
Oh, baby I'm a
Oh, baby I'm a
Hey, hey, hey

Hey
I'm rocking out tonight
Cause I cant wait till tomorrow
I'm a live my whole life
In the night
Cause I ain't got time to borrow
I'm rocking out tonight
Why wait till tomorrow
I'm a live my whole life
In the night

I'm a rockstar
Hey baby
I'm a rockstar
Hey baby

Big city
Bright lights
Sleep all day
Up all night

Hey baby
I'm a rockstar
Hey baby
I'm a rockstar

Hey baby its..
Big cities
And bright lights
Sleep all day
Up all nights

Baby I'm a
Oh, baby I'm a
Oh, baby I'm a
Oh, baby I'm a
Oh, baby I'm a
Oh, baby I'm a
Oh, baby I'm a
Oh, baby I'm a
Hey, hey, hey


Music videoEdit

Main article: Rockstar 101 (music video)

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