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Video: ‘Cheers (Drink To That)’ Rihanna

Rihanna is showing much love to her home country Barbados in the fun visuals for “Cheers (Drink To That).” The entire vid consists of behind the scenes footage of her LOUD Tour and visit back home.

Did she really just take a shot in the middle of her show?! This diva knows how to party!! I’m loving this. I think the visuals and song match perfectly.

Sidenote: Look out for a cameo from Avril Lavigne. Her song “I’m With You,” is sampled.

Watch below:

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And Rihanna’s Next Single Is…..

Cheers! I’ll drink to that!!

Pop sensation Rihanna has announced that “Cheers (Drink to That)” will be the next single from her platinum selling album LOUD.  The song is produced by The Runners and samples Avril Lavigne’s “I’m With You.” (love that song!!!).  The fiery redhead just wrapped up the U.S leg of her LOUD tour and is expected to release another version of her album this fall.

Above is the cover art for “Cheers?”  Do we like?

 


PTC Criticize Rihanna's 'Man Down' Video

The Parents Television Council is a non profit organization that advocates responsible entertainment…and apparently they don’t like Rihanna.  After comparing her “S&M” performance with Britney Spears at the Billboard Awards to a “Vegas stripper show,”  they aren’t impressed with her “Man Down” video as well.

They disagree with the fact that killing your rapist (what Rihanna does in the video) isn’t a form of justice, but a “cold, calculated execution of murder.”  They also disagree with the tweet Rihanna sent out after the video’s premiere:  “a very strong underlying message 4 girls like me.”  

PTC tweeted this: “If Chris Brown shot a woman in his new video and BET premiered it, the world would stop. Rihanna should not get a pass.”

First of all: poor Chris Brown.  It’s a shame that people are STILL discussing him in relation to Rihanna.  Second, when I first posted the video, I said that I wasn’t sure of the video’s overlying message.  While the visuals show Rihanna killing her rapist with no remorse being shown, the lyrics talk about the guilt she felt after doing it.  Both seem mix-matched to me, which would explain Rihanna’s versus the PTC’s response.

What do YOU think?


PTC Criticize Rihanna’s ‘Man Down’ Video

The Parents Television Council is a non profit organization that advocates responsible entertainment…and apparently they don’t like Rihanna.  After comparing her “S&M” performance with Britney Spears at the Billboard Awards to a “Vegas stripper show,”  they aren’t impressed with her “Man Down” video as well.

They disagree with the fact that killing your rapist (what Rihanna does in the video) isn’t a form of justice, but a “cold, calculated execution of murder.”  They also disagree with the tweet Rihanna sent out after the video’s premiere:  “a very strong underlying message 4 girls like me.”  

PTC tweeted this: “If Chris Brown shot a woman in his new video and BET premiered it, the world would stop. Rihanna should not get a pass.”

First of all: poor Chris Brown.  It’s a shame that people are STILL discussing him in relation to Rihanna.  Second, when I first posted the video, I said that I wasn’t sure of the video’s overlying message.  While the visuals show Rihanna killing her rapist with no remorse being shown, the lyrics talk about the guilt she felt after doing it.  Both seem mix-matched to me, which would explain Rihanna’s versus the PTC’s response.

What do YOU think?


Video: 'Man Down' Rihanna

Rihanna takes it back to the islands for the “Man Down” visuals.  The video, directed by her frequent collaborator Anthony Mandler, opens with Rihanna shooting a man in the middle of a train station.  It then takes you back to the day before and shows Ri-Ri working her long, red locks and super cute outfits through the Jamaican streets.  By the end of the video, we find out that the man she shot was abusing her.  I’m not sure what kind of message she is trying to convey, but the video is shot beautifully and of course, she looks great.

Sidebar: Did ya’ll see her sippin’ on that VitaCoco.  That’s product placement for ya! Ri-Ri is a spokesperson for the popular drink.

Watch below:

 


Video: ‘Man Down’ Rihanna

Rihanna takes it back to the islands for the “Man Down” visuals.  The video, directed by her frequent collaborator Anthony Mandler, opens with Rihanna shooting a man in the middle of a train station.  It then takes you back to the day before and shows Ri-Ri working her long, red locks and super cute outfits through the Jamaican streets.  By the end of the video, we find out that the man she shot was abusing her.  I’m not sure what kind of message she is trying to convey, but the video is shot beautifully and of course, she looks great.

Sidebar: Did ya’ll see her sippin’ on that VitaCoco.  That’s product placement for ya! Ri-Ri is a spokesperson for the popular drink.

Watch below:

 


Anthony Mandler Talks Rihanna and 'Man Down' Video

“Man Down” is definitely one of the most popular songs off her platinum album LOUD and it looks like we have  a video to look forward to.  Frequent collaborator Anthony Mandler talked to MTV about the video and what we can expect from the popstar:

“We’ve done 16 videos together; they’re not all tough,” Mandler said when asked about what fans can expect from the new clip. ” ‘If I Never See Your Face Again,’ ‘Hate That I Love You,’ ‘Take a Bow’… Yeah, I mean, I’m known for the ‘Disturbia’s and the ‘Russian Roulette’s and things like that, but ‘Only Girl (In the World)’ is certainly an ethereal kind of empowering, beauty-filled video and what we’re coming with next … is certainly gonna flip peoples’ minds with ‘Man Down.’ “

So far, there aren’t any details about the video.  All we know is that fans will be talking.  ‘Man Down’ is about a woman who shoots a man and is looking for forgiveness.  I predict guns and tears.

 “We shot the video last month in Jamaica and it’s my favorite song she’s ever recorded, so I was really excited to get involved,” he said. “And it’s just one of those songs that demands a strong narrative and visual, and let’s just say she let me go all the way. So I think you can expect something that’s dramatic and shocking and intense and emotional and uplifting and enlightening.”

Are YOU excited for the ‘Man Down’ video?