The trio behind chart-storming summer mega-hit "Wild Thoughts" reunited for a performance at the 2018 Grammys and the Internet predictably imploded.
Rihanna joined DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller for the performance Sunday night, during which, she showcased some rather enthusiastic dance moves. Aside from being crazy energetic, Rihanna's facial expressions as she lit up the floor caught viewers' attention.
Twitter lit up with a whole raft of reactions to her like-nobody's-watching display, from incredulous to hilarious.
Pop culture critic and Daily Beast writer Ira Madison III made a reference to the correct method of preparation for mozzarella sticks. Comedy Central's Josiah Johnson and CNN's Frank Pallotta also continued the food analogy by suggesting Rihanna was making the face of someone who had finally been fed for quite some time.
When bae bakes the mozzarella sticks instead of microwaving them pic.twitter.com/mMeDA0iTYB
— Ira Madison III (@ira) January 29, 2018
When she hungry and finally get some food pic.twitter.com/FHqbnMRQSw — Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) January 29, 2018
Me when my pizza arrives pic.twitter.com/kUHdlBjC5h
— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) January 29, 2018
Elsewhere, there were timely references to family and feminism.
When your auntie tells you that you don’t know nothing about that dance #Grammys pic.twitter.com/2quKpUFSJO — william. (@willtbh) January 29, 2018
— Bo blue (@_bo_blue) January 29, 2018
The performance was naturally the talk of social media alongside Bruno Mars and Cardi B's live rendition of "Finesse," complete with 90s-appropriate styling in keeping with the accompanying music video for the song.
Rihanna was up for Best Rap/Sung Performance on the night for her collaboration with Kendrick Lamar on "Loyalty." She took it home, with Lamar remarking on stage that the award really belongs to her.
"Well thank you Kendrick for giving me this incredible opportunity to be on such a good record. I'm honored to be able to do this with you," Rihanna responded.
Lamar took home a whopping five Grammy Awards total, including Best Rap Album for Damn and Best Rap Song for "Humble." Bruno Mars pipped him to the post with six, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for 24K Magic.
Rihanna disappointed onlookers by opting out of the red carpet. She did, however, share a photo of her on Instagram, prior to the event, all dolled up.
"Stay pressed," the caption reads. It's a reference to the song she did with N.E.R.D. titled "Lemon."
The "Wild Thoughts" performance was the highlight of the show, on its 60th year, hosted by British TV personality James Corden.
"I worked my whole life for this," Khaled remarked right off the top. "They said I would never perform at the Grammys. They played themselves."
The track was a massive smash for the trio, competing with "Despacito" for the song of the summer and charting at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.