The video kicks off showing Rihanna lying on the floor of her grid pattern/'padded' cell looking, her position makes her appear psychologically desolate and traumatized. Note the light shining in on Rihanna (top image is from later on in the video not the start).
Emphasizing the 'claw' aspect and Rihanna's traumatized/dehumanized state, one of Rihanna's broken nails (symbolic claws) is focused on.
Take a breath, take it deep
Calm yourself, he says to me
If you play, you play for keeps
Take a gun, and count to three
I’m sweating now, moving slow
No time to think, my turn to go
And you can see my heart beating
You can see it through my chest
And I’m terrified but I’m not leaving
Know that I must must pass this test
So just pull the trigger
Say a prayer to yourself
He says close your eyes
Sometimes it helps
And then I get a scary thought
That he’s here means he’s never lost
As my life flashes before my eyes
I’m wondering will I ever see another sunrise?
So many won’t get the chance to say goodbye
But it’s too late too pick up the value of my life
Various imagery is subliminally flashed on screen; here are a few images from the earlier flurry (I'm not including those that appear later on like the gassing scenes and the car).
The stuffed leopard is shown here, the image is fragmented but comes into focus (dehumanized sex-kitten alter 'coming into focus' as it were?).
It cuts from the subliminal flashing scene to Rihanna's half face covered (symbolizing psychological trauma) by her hair.
Then a remote control is shown used by the controller on the other side of the glass, implying Rihanna is 'remotely controlled'.
Note as the gas is released (red again symbolizing fire, primal symbolism) her hood covers her face, showing her to be faceless; which is more mind control symbolism of 'facelessness', loss of identity/sense of self/personality in programming (more horrific than it sounds).
I don't think the below two images are from the same part as the above few but it's the same deal throughout anyway.
Here is the car crash scene I discussed in the opening paragraph, she is like a deer/rabbit/cat caught in headlights; it cuts from immediately just before impact to the light flashed symbolically on Rihanna looking shocked.
The video ends with the boyfriend losing russian roulette (Chris Brown?) but Rihanna is still trapped in the programmer's cell (in symbolic and traumatized poses) as multiple images of her are shown.
Rihanna as a kitten is consciously invoked here with a cat yelping sound heard as Rihanna makes the kitten 'grrr' noise from inside a cage; and as a black cat plays with/attacks her (obviously note the leopard print).
Probably a subliminal or two in the graffiti below (none jump out at me) + black/white pattern leggings and what looks like some suggestive hand movements as she does some 'tagging'.
Can't go wrong with a bit of mind control humor as a Rihanna talking mask is used by one of her handlers or whoever (suggesting she is a just a ventriloquist dummy).
Cigarette = phallus + fire/light (Luciferian symbolism)
If she is just acting then she's got that empty eyed mannequin expression and pose down pretty well.
Any obviously conscious "pussy" euphemisms are a given and always go without saying.
The broken mannequin parts are pretty self explanatory.
Sex-kitten mannequin (obviously similar to the sex doll theme) programming seems to be the overarching theme.
Two Black and White Kitty Kats.
The below 'cage' symbolic scene reminds me of Katy Perry's Complex photo shoot which I'll be posting when I eventually do something else on Katy (might do something on her "relationship" with Russel Brand which is just comical).