Friday, June 3, 2011

Rihanna Guns A "Man Down" In Her New Video

Rihanna's new video "Man Down" has sparked major levels of controversy. Many critics are concerned that her video is promoting gun violence and sending the wrong message to peers or underaged viewers. Rihanna is not too pleased with the mixed reviews from the critics. Some networks are banning the video. Buzz about the video is all over twitter and the internet. BET's 106th and Park premiered the video yesterday, and the fans loved it. They also phone Rihanna, who was adomen about the approach and the powerful message. In case you don't know the song is about a female who guns a man down after she has been raped. Though, I'm not condoning murder or gun violence, I think there is justification in this message. The girl is crying to her momma, telling her " how sorry she is that she just gunned a man down".  I love Rihanna as an artist, and I think she has grown tremendously since the girl next door that we were introduced to. Life does that to you sometimes. Big ups Rih-Rih do your thing, I applaud your courage and talent.  Rape is an issue that has been covered up far too long;  So many of us have been victimized and so little of us  speak out about it.  I applaud Rihanna for her efforts. If you haven't seen the controversial video here it is, check out "Man Down " by Rihanna.

1 comment:

  1. i personally sees nothing wrong wit this video. hollywood is just too controlling. y censor this? would it have been censored if it was clint eastwood, or steven segall? wat if it was al pacino or better yet o-dog? i mean a trigger is a trigger is a trigger no matter who pulls it. so wat is it about her that causes them to even contemplate banning? throughout my life ive seen angelina jolie pull dozens of triggers. denzell pull hundreds. they cant force her to b an important part in raising our youth. hollywood likes to select idols but idols r chosen.


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