Parents all over the country are freaking out over singer Rihannaâ€™s new music video for the single â€œMan Downâ€, out of her latest album â€œLoudâ€. In the controversial video (watch below), Rihanna shot a man down, a bad guy who had raped her the previous day. Itâ€™s a revenge murder!
Yep, the whole video was done to shock people, but itâ€™s not really shocking. The song is called â€œMan Downâ€. 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 â€œlynchedâ€ 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 itâ€™s not her job to educate, but to make art.
Rihanna tweeted, â€œWhat’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!â€
â€œWe 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,â€ she added.
WHAT? Rihanna is NO rock star. I wouldnâ€™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 â€“ she is not an educator! Itâ€™s the parentsâ€™ job to educate! However, Rihanna is making it pretty hard to like her when she acts like such a ghetto diva.
Rihanna Controversial â€œMan Downâ€ Music Video