And it is fair to say that she made quite the impression.
Dressed in a figure hugging, black sheer lace dress, Rihanna most definitely pulled out all the stops for the performance.
But apparently Rihanna didn't think her attire was clinging to her enviable figure quite enough.
At the end of the song, the singer decided to make it rain in the X Factor studio, drenching her from head to toe.
As you do.
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She may have impressed viewers with her show stopping performance but it seems that Rihanna was less than impressed with the British weather.
She tweeted: "I miss my pool!! This cold ass weather out here! I'm not made for dis! (sic)"
Just some advice Rihanna, if you're not enjoying the chilly weather may we suggest not covering yourself with freezing cold water by your own free will.
Just a thought.
Rihanna was also celebrating last night after claiming this week's coveted UK albums top spot.
She tweeted: "#UNAPOLOGETIC has debuted at number 1 here in the UK!!! Thank you guys for owning s**t this week!! See you tonight on #Xfactor (sic)"
The singer's seventh studio album 'Unapologetic' knocked off last week's leaders One Direction.
We're starting to think Rihanna has something against the boys.
First 'Diamonds' beats 'Live While We're Young' to number one earlier this year and now 'Unapologetic' has toppled the boy's reign over on the albums chart.
It seems that not even the mighty One Direction can stop her.