Two videos were shot for the song. The first version gets pretty heated as Rihanna twerks, wines and sings at a dimly lit dance party with Drake. Filmed at Toronto's Caribbean restaurant The Real Jerk, it was directed by Director X, who worked Rihanna on "Pon De Replay
" back in 2005 and more recently with Drake on "Hotline Bling
Rihanna told Vogue
the raucous dance-hall party is the kind, "we would go to in the Caribbean and just dance and drink and smoke and flirt."
Asked by Billboard magazine if Rihanna's moves were freestyled, Director X replied: "This is just what happens when you get a bunch of West Indians in a room and play a record like 'Work.' no one has to tell anything about doing anything. You say "action" and everyone fills in the blanks by themselves -- they just go."
The second segment sees the pair alone together in a neon-pink-lit room, as Rihanna, wearing a sparkly see-through top, flirts and dances with Drake before he heads into his verse for a second time. That version was shot by Swedish director Tim Erem, whose clip for "Lean On
", by Major Lazer and MØ has achieved over a billion views on YouTube. It was filmed at a Foot Locker store in a Los Angeles mall.