"Pour It Up" is a club and trap song,   with a minimal hip hop beat.  Lyrically, it finds Rihanna turning a strip-club anthem into a declaration of independence,  pulling out her dollar bills at the strip club, getting drunk, and bragging loudly.  A part of the song hears Rihanna bragging about how she is rich and can pay for a $100 valet service and a night at the strip club.  "All I see is signs, all I see is dollar signs", she declares.  "Throw it up / throw it up / watch it all fall out / Pour it up / Pour it up / That's how we ball out", she chants over an "hypnotic" beat and "handclaps".  Rihanna's vocals span from the low note of F ♯ 3 to the high note of A 4 .