In this song, Rihanna comforts her partner by singing about how she will be there for him in good times and bad. She knows that even though he is a star, there will be some rough times, which she articulates in the lyrics, “Baby cause in the dark you can’t see shiny cars, and that’s when you need me there, with you I’ll always share.” The umbrella is a metaphor for her support, which she promises to provide. >>
Jay-Z, who runs Rihanna’s record label Roc-A-Fella Records, performs a somewhat gratuitous rap at the beginning of the song emphasizing his wealth and business success. His presence on the song made it much more marketable even if it didn’t advance the storyline.