The Rihanna-related events of the week included the release of her new ‘Man Down’ video, which was quickly followed by the disapproval of its violent content by several entertainment watchdog groups such as the Parents TV Council and Industry Ears. And now the expected rebuttal from the Barbadian has arrived, with the singer taking to her twitter account to defend her latest video from critics.
In a detailed tweet, Rihanna wrote, “I’m a 23 year old rock star 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!. Cuz we all know how difficult/embarrassing it is to communicate touchy subject matters to anyone especially our parents! And this is why! … Cuz we turn the other cheek! U can’t hide your kids from society, or they’ll never learn how to adapt! This is the REAL WORLD! … The music industry isn’t exactly Parents R Us! We have the freedom to make art, LET US! It’s your job to make sure they don’t turn out like US.”
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Another Rihanna music video and another episode of controversy!
Rihanna’s recently-released ‘Man Down’ music video, in which she is depicted as a rape victim who finds her rapist and murders him in front of everyone, is the subject of some major criticism from the Parents Television Council (PTC).
The video has been condemned by the PTC, which claims that the violence-filled clip shows RiRi in an “implied rape scene with a man whom she later guns down in an act of premeditated murder.”
The PTC along with a few other entertainment industry watchdogs released a statement after the controversial video’s release, condemning the gory contents of the clip and claiming that the video encourages young females to opt for violent methods to get justice. Continue reading Rihanna Stirs Up Controversy with ‘Man Down’ Music Video »
‘California King Bed’s music video featured a soft side of Rihanna’s personality. A post-love affair look was perfectly packed in the visuals by the director Anthony Mandler.
Rihanna and Mandler are quite familiar with each other, having previously collaborated for the videos of ‘Russian Roulette’ and ‘Only Girl (In the World).’ Hence, their track record suggests that a working musical chemistry certainly exists between the two. During a recent interview with MTV News, Mandler talked about how he and RiRi discovered a brand new side of the singer’s ever-evolving personality in their latest joint venture.
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It hasn’t been long since Chris Brown found his big break on the US musical scene and one while many think that his experiences in his young career might be limited, but the singer has a lot to talk about, what seems like a very eventful journey so far. On the most recent episode of MTV program ‘When I Was 17,’ Breezy shared a few of his most embarrassing memories that took place in the early part of his musical career.
The F.A.M.E. star said that when he was 17 years old, he was traveling to perform in different parts of the world, as part of his world music tour. He recalled that just before the start of one of his shows, he ate something that gave him food poisoning and as a result, his stomach started to bubble right in the middle of his musical act on stage. The R&B singer tried to resist the temptation like any professional musician would do and tried to finish the show. But when the nature comes calling, there is nothing much one can do. Continue reading Chris Brown Shares His Embarrassing Musical Incidents »
Britney Spears is the headline-making personality at events where she is not even the main guest or even performing. It’s this media-attracting power of hers that forced KIIS FM to hand her the responsibility of co-hosting their yearly Wango Tango along with the famed A-list anchorperson Ryan Seacrest. The Los Angeles-based radio station organized the event yesterday night (May 14) at the city’s famous Staples Center.
The guests included a blend of hip hop and pop artists such as, Ke$ha, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Selena Gomez, “Glee” ‘s Matthew Morrison, Lupe Fiasco, T-Pain, Jason Derülo, Far East Movement, New Boyz, Cobra Starship and new arrival on the music scene Cody Simpson.
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There are many sides of Lady Gaga’s vastly creative and somewhat enigmatic character. She’s the premier pop superstar of the world, a fashion pioneer and a social activist for those, who are ill-treated and neglected by the masses. The “Born This Way” star assumed the role of Mary Magdalene in her latest ‘Judas’ music video and her co-star from the project Rick Gonzalez and Norman Reedus, who played the roles of Jesus and Judas respectively, have come forward to explain what it is like to work with her.
Ina recent interview with MTV, Reedus went first and described Gaga as a super cool girl from New York. He revealed that Gaga is religious and offers her prayers regularly. He described the Mother Monster as a team player, who is not afraid to speak her mind out and unlike the perceived-opinion; Reedus said that she is not weird in any way. He further added that Gaga is a very bold and open-minded artist, who loves challenges and ‘really takes the bull by the horns.’
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Joe Jonas is scheduled to release his debut solo song ‘See No More’ on 3rd June, with its digital copy being made available for the fans to download from 13th June. The whole album is slated for a September 2011 release and the middle brother of the famous band of siblings, is excited for everyone to give him feedback on how he fared on ‘See No More,’ a track on which he was assisted during the production phase by R&B singer Chris Brown.
Joe was present at the Wango Tango music festival at the weekend, where he briefly spoke to MTV News, during which he said, “[It’s] very exciting and I’m looking forward to all the fans hearing it and hopefully new ones [as well].” He further revealed that he is in touch with a video director, who will come up with the ideas for the ‘See No More’ music video in the near future for the singer to approve.
He explained, “I think it’s more so about how the emotions and the feelings that are going through and how you’re dealing with them and just displaying them in physical actions, so it’ll be the first really thought-out video that I’ve done.”
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