Review: Rihanna, Sheffield Arena.

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SHE’S the pop princess who never misses a chance to show off her sexiness and sure had temperatures rising in Sheffield.

Rihanna opened Saturday’s Arena show with Only Girl In The World in the first of many revealing outfits.

The concert that followed had everything from saucy dancing to chains and leather hotpants plus swearing galore.

At one point she even picked a female fan to join her on stage in a dance that would have made Ann Summers blush.

But it didn’t seem to matter to her thousands of devotees who lapped up every move.

After all, they have learnt to expect the unexpected from one of the world’s best-selling music stars and no matter how outrageous, it seems Rihanna really could do no wrong.

It is just over a year since she was last at Sheffield Arena but the number of hits she has tucked under her belt since then shows she really is at the top of her game.

It was less a matter of trying to fill the gaps between her well-known songs and more a case of how to squeeze so many in within 90 minutes.

At times she showed a softer side and the strength of her voice came through with the ballads California King Bed and Unfaithful.

The props on stage were topped by an enormous double-barrel pink gun which she sat astride as she stormed through hits.

She rounded off with number one We Found Love amid explosions of confetti.

A duly dramatic exit fit for a star who makes sure excitement is never far away.

Nancy fielder