Rihanna hits back at new video criticism

Rihanna hits back at new video criticism

Rihanna has hit back at criticism over her new music video Man Down, insisting it is “art with a message”.

The video, which opens with Rihanna shooting a rapist, was blasted by the Parents Television Council, who deemed it a “cold, calculated execution of murder”.

The Barbados-born singer then took to Twitter to defend her latest single.

“I’m a 23 year old rokstar with NO KIDS! What’s up with everybody wanting me to be a parent?,” she tweeted.

“I’m just a girl, I can only be your/our voice.

“The music industry isn't exactly Parents R Us! We have the freedom to make art, LET US! Its your job to make sure they don't turn out like US.”

Rihanna is a victim of domestic violence herself, having been attacked by then-boyfriend Chris Brown in 2009.

MTV is yet to air the video.

Photo: © Rex

Friday June 3, 2011

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