One of our favorite sultry sirens, Rihanna has put her voice to work on the upcoming Star Trek movie. Her song, Sledgehammer, is fantastic. But that isn’t what has us geeking out. It turns out that she has been a true Trekkie since childhood! Hot, talented, a cannabis lover, and nerdy? Guys around the world just lost their minds! Check out Rhi Rhi talking about Star Trek, and her epic video for Sledgehammer below.

Growing up with Star Trek

Star Trek has been a part of my life since I was a little girl. My dad really is the one who introduced me, it just took me one episode to fall in love with this other world I couldn’t understand but I felt I could relate to.

This is something that’s been a part of me since my childhood, it’s never left me, I love Star Trek. It was automatic. I would do anything in terms of music. It’s such a big deal not only as a fan, as a musician, because it is such a big deal across the globe.

Her love of Star Trek propelled her to want to really put something out there that was:

…Big and impactful, very emotional, dramatic [and] haunting at the same time.


The tune certainly lives up to that hope. Co-written by Sia, it is stirring. The crescendo of emotion pulls, and enhances the film’s drama and relationships. Even more fun, you can watch the music video and tell Rihanna thoroughly got into the otherworldly vibe.

From her wardrobe and makeup to the amazing special effects, Sledgehammer is more than just a song written for the musical score. This is a fan tribute to a lifelong obsession. Check it out!

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