Rihanna dodges cupcakes in 'X Factor' food fight: Watch here

Rihanna is one busy bee. Right after appearing on Saturday Night Live this weekend, she popped up on last night’s U.K. edition of The X Factor.

Her performance of current hit “Only Girl (In the World)” on X Factor bested the SNL version for a few reasons. Most important was the sound mix: SNL‘s was as perversely muddy as it is for most musical guests, while X Factor actually made it possible to hear the synth stabs that are this song’s reason for being.

Also, Rihanna got caught up in a food fight on X Factor. She was performing on some sort of banquet-table set; about halfway through the song, her backup dancers started hurling baked goods at one another. It was pretty entertaining. Watch the clip after the jump, where the chaos starts about halfway through.

Which “Only Girl” performance did you like better, SNL or X Factor? Let us know in comments.

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Comments (17 total) Add your comment
  • Neilee

    XFactor was sooo much better!

    • graeme

      that was fun. nice job.

  • Rock Golf

    You want a real singing treat? See Cher Lloyd’s version of “Stay” from Saturday’s X Factor. This kid’ll be a genuine star.

    • Lisa

      That’ll be a one off song for her. Shes only into rap + i personally hate her. She uses her personal life to get her votes. Shes not a genuine artist. She slanders Cheryl in the papers for publicity + then acts like best buds on TV. Its all a fix. Im disgraced by X Factor this year, its been dreadful. No real talent the show is losing its touch and so is Simon. Cheryl has him under some kind of spell he’s like her puppet. I prefer Louis + Dannii as they know what they’re talking about and dont put through fake acts!!

    • Lisa

      Love Rihanna though, sucha babe :) Keep up the good work!! x

  • Miss Talk

    No, no and no, Rih-Rih.
    Where some people have had rooms for excuses, we gave Rihanna an all big arena to pack her excuses throughout the years. Now the arena is full.
    Charice and a bunch of other youtube aspiring singers can sing this song through their old cameras and still sound good. How hard is that song anyway? It’s not exactly “I have nothing” material, right?
    Rih-Rih should get rid of that hair color seriously. At least her beauty used to hide her … talent.

    • jasper

      what do you look like miss talk? care to tell us where we can see a pic of you and then judge you?

      • Miss Talk

        I think I look alright but Rihanna has been blessed with very good looks and that hairdo doesn’t give them any justice hence draws my attention to some flaws. That’s my opinion though.

  • Nicol

    Hi! The start of the song i.e. the intro bit has been taken from another song..does anyone remember the name of the song?

    • Karen

      Sweet Talking Woman by ELO

  • anonymous

    I find it sad that people waste food like that, especially with the amount of hunger taking place in the world today…

  • Pie Thrower

    PIE FIGHT!!!! There are never enough pie fights in the world.

  • Classy!

    Rihanna i sso beautiful and talented. I lover her so much.

  • Delon

    I am actually a fan of both shows (SNL and The X Factor) and i watched them both this weekend. How was it possible that Rihanna was performing live on stage in London merely 12 hours after she finished her late night live performance on SNL in NYC?!? Is she super human?!? I would be too tired to even keep my eyes open. How does she do it? (SNL ended at 1:00 am EST on Sunday and The X Factor aired at 7:30 pm GMT. Somebody with brains do the math. It also coincided with the last hours of daylight saving time. This is crazy!!!)

  • Justin

    It’s a shame that rich people love to waste food like that instead they should give it to people that are starving broke living on the streets/shelter Anyone agree?

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