Poor Rihanna, the poor girl can’t cop a break.
BBC Radio 1 have decided that they’ve had just about enough sexual innuendo from the Barbados-born beauty, renaming her new chart-smasher, ‘S&M’ without telling anybody, including the pop star herself. The BBC, we should remind you, are the gatekeepers of good taste, having now aired three season of the completely inoffensive Little Britain. Despite the new title ‘Come On’ being just as suggestive as the original, Rihanna was incensed at the news, taking to Twitter to deal with the problem like a mature adult:
Rihanna’s renewed discovery of her mojo been garnering her priceless publicity of late. The video for The-Song-Formerly Known-As-‘S&M’ has clocked up a neat 11 bans in countries across the world, as well as an 18+ age restriction on YouTube. Featuring the pop starlet performing a variety of highly appropriate acts like deep-throating a banana, leading Perez Hilton around on a dog leash (actually, we’re totally OK with that), whips, bondage and all those other things they’ll be getting the Bieber to do the minute he hits puberty.
If the style of the video seems familiar, that may be because it is. Iconic celebrity photographer and film-maker Dave LaChapelle clearly couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the clip, tweeting “”The next time you make a David LaChapelle music video you should probably hire David LaChapelle.” Many scenes, including the infamous bondage-inspired, man-on-a-leash are La Chappelle originals. You can view all the evidence here.
In the news items department, that makes three from three for one song that really isn’t very good. Short Stack should be taking notes.
In related news, Rihanna was recently profiled by Kanye West for Interview magazine.
WEST: Do you have a vulnerable side? Because in a lot of the singles that come out, you’re like, “What’s my name, muthafucka?” or “I’m a murderer.”
RIHANNA: Yes, I do have a vulnerable side. I think a lot of people have a misconception of me. They only see the tough, defensive, aggressive side. But every woman is vulnerable. They have vulnerability. So of course I’m going to have that side. It’s not a major part of who I am, but it’s definitely there. I just don’t like people to see me cry-I don’t like to let them know when I’m bothered.
Maybe she should tell that to all the dudes with rubber-ball gags in their mouths…
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