Parents all over the country are freaking out over singer Rihanna’s new music video for the single “Man Down”, out of her latest album “Loud”. In the controversial video (watch below), Rihanna shot a man down, a bad guy who had raped her the previous day. It’s a revenge murder!
Yep, the whole video was done to shock people, but it’s not really shocking. The song is called “Man Down”. The lyrics are about a woman killing a man and regretting it before deciding to disappear to escape jail. SO, what the heck did people expected to see in a music video for this particular song? Butterflies?
Parents Television Council slammed the singer for simulating a “cold, calculated execution of murder” and BET for airing the video. “Industry Ears” added, “If Chris Brown shot a woman in his new video and BET premiered it, the world would stop. Rihanna should not get a pass …”
That is true. Chris Brown would have been publicly “lynched” if he released a violent video like that. Rihanna took to her Twitter to defend the video, saying she is a rock star not a parent, and it’s not her job to educate, but to make art.
Rihanna tweeted, “What’s up with everybody wantin me to be a parent? I’m a 23 year old rockstar with NO KIDS! What’s up with everybody wantin me to be a parent? I’m just a girl, I can only be your/our voice!”
“We have the freedom to make art, LET US! Its your job to make sure they dont turn out like US. U can’t hide your kids from society, or they’ll never learn how to adapt! This is the REAL WORLD,” she added.
WHAT? Rihanna is NO rock star. I wouldn’t let that girl be my voice and that video is hardly a form of art. So shut up, Rihanna! The 23 year-old singer is right – she is not an educator! It’s the parents’ job to educate! However, Rihanna is making it pretty hard to like her when she acts like such a ghetto diva.
Rihanna Controversial “Man Down” Music Video