Where Has The Horse Gone In Rihanna and Drake’s Video For ‘Work’?

Forget the fact that the two videos for Rihanna’s ‘Work’ have an age gate for their explicit content.

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Forget Drake’s impeccable beard and the resurrection of his Hotline Bling dancing.

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Forget even the fact that Rihanna and Drake have literally never looked closer than this, not in six years of collaborating.

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There’s a far more perplexing issue at stake here than those things: back in January, the Rihanna bit of Twitter was crawling with fan-sourced reports from the set of a new Rihanna video, which looked nothing like the sepia-orange club or the purple-lit lounge of the two videos. No, the fans were pointing out a night time set for Work, which looked like it was in an LA mall parking lot full of ridiculous cars – but the money shot here was the Louis Vuitton-patterned horse (or horses) being paraded around.

The reason this idea might stand up in a court of law was A) the fact that Rihanna has worked with another luxury goods company before – Dior – before, in a branded advert, the backing track of which became ‘Goodnight Gotham’, from the deluxe version of her recently released eighth album ‘Anti’.

More compelling, though, is reason B – the presence of the social media glue that is DJ Khaled, whose mini-video with Drake (below) appeared at the same time on Snapchat and seemed to fit in with the fan-shot images showing up on Twitter, which showed the glittering, high-end cars, horses imprinted with Louis Vuitton insignia – but no Rihanna. Take a look below – can we expect Rihanna to drop another video featuring Drake? Or perhaps a Drake video featuring Rihanna? Only time will tell…

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More than a month after these revelations, not many people are asking about the horse, but it’s still a good question: where has it gone? When will we see it?