Rihanna and Ne-yo's musical collaboration reminded of the Americanism used to talk about a recurring annoyance: A PET PEEVE.
According to dictionary.com, the term is used to ironically refer to something or someone that always gets on our wrong side. No matter how hard we try to be patient or understanding, the situation or person is sure to drive us crazy.
The fact that it's ironic makes a little more sense now; after all, pets are usually not supposed to be annoying, right?
One of my pet peeves is when people don't get rid of their litter, especially when there is bin or waste basket nearby.