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 »
More than twelve months after the filming, 30 Seconds to Mars has finally unveiled the music video for the song ‘This is War.’ The video was released earlier today (April 6) after the band became tired of answering constant questions regarding the suspicious delay of the video, which contains heavy doses of message as well as special effects.
The video opens up with a famous H.G. Wells quote, “If we don’t end war, war will end us.” The anti-war theme is set in the very beginning and therefore the end, in which all kinds of heavy war weapons (computer generated) are destroyed, seems very fitting to the whole concept. However, while the band makes sure that their anti-war and pro-peace message is heard by all and sundry, it remains confusing that why the group chose to wear US Army costumes in the video, as the American army is considered anything but anti-war in global circles.
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‘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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Christina Perri, whose first album ‘Lovestrong’ is scheduled to hit the US stores in a couple of days, had always wanted to be a professional musician from the very beginning. Ina a recent interview with MTV News, the 24 year old singer said that she has been singing in front of people in churches, barbershop or any other place where she got the chance from as long as she can remember. She had always been keen to showcase her talent in front of audience, even if the listeners didn’t want to listen to her. Now, even after accomplishing her dream, Perri has no intentions of slowing down.
Even though her musical talents and vocal ability is there for everyone to see, she would have still found it hard to be able to share stage with British singer James Blunt, if it wasn’t for the immense success of her song ‘Jar of Hearts,’ which got her noticed very quickly on the big stage. She recalled that since her song got featured on ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ her whole life changed completely for good. The former waitress was immediately invited by big record companies in New York City, where she signed up with Atlantic Records. Continue reading Christina Perri is Lovestrong on her First Studio Album »
It seems that most of Lady Gaga’s inventions these days stir up controversy, even if she didn’t mean to do it. Her latest music video ‘Judas’ has a lot of biblical content, and there is every chance that religious enthusiasts may start debating the lyrics’ intended meaning in the near future, but the singer herself maintains that it is not an anti-religion video and she never meant to hurt religious groups.
Soon after its highly anticipated release, Gaga explained, “[Judas] is not meant to be an attack on religion. I respect and love everyone’s beliefs.” During the video’s promotion campaign, she tried to clarify on multiple occasions that her song is not an attack on any religion. Instead, she suggested that “it’s meant more to celebrate faith than it is to challenge it.”
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Akon may have been away from the music limelight in 2011, but it won’t be long until the Lonely-singer is back in the thick of things, just the way he loves to be.
The Senegalese-American hooked up with MTV News on the set of Nick Cannon’s ‘Famous’ music video and said that a joint venture with the actor-cum-rapper has been on his mind for quite some time.
Akon said that he liked ‘Famous’ when he heard it and revealed that he wanted to try his luck in the family-friendly material. And since Cannon is the best at doing that kind of stuff, according to Akon, a collaboration between them was long overdue. Continue reading Akon: Collaboration With Nick Cannon Was Way Overdue »
My Chemical Romance has made an announcement stating that they are going to make a new rendition of their song ‘Sing’- the income generated from whom will be given to the earthquake relief charity fund being run by Red Cross in Japan. But they don’t wanna be alone in contributing all the charity action. Instead, they have asked their legion of fans called MCRmy to join them and contribute to this cause in any way they can.
The band has also asked their fans to upload their messages, video clips, images or anything else they can to lift the morale of the disaster-stricken Japanese nation. The submitted collection with the message #SINGItForJapan will then be used by the band on the video of the charity-oriented song that they plan to make.
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