Creative Direction, Scenic Design

For Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” on Saturday Night Live WP&A created a deconstructed chase scene. The performance was a multi-layered narrative that broke down as the song progressed, concluding with a single slate clap.

Process & Planning

Beginning with a cinematic close up, Rihanna was framed as a vigilante running from the police in a high-speed pursuit reminiscent of classic gangster films. As the camera pulled back a film crew disassembled the scene leaving her on stage as a full dance sequence played out behind her.


  • Creative Direction: Willo Perron
  • Scenic Design: Willo Perron
  • Lighting Design: Jesse Blevins