Divas Being Leaders and Blowing Things Up in the Desert: A Music Video Treasury

Rihanna — “Hard”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xcwd_Nz6Zog]

With its 2009 premiere, Rihanna’s “Hard” is the earliest video on this list — meaning she might have been the first to adopt the trend (not a surprising Rihanna behavior), but we’re wary of crediting her with creating it. I do still want her spiky-shouldered dress, though.