Rihanna released the official video for her song S&M off her LOUD album.
The track is one of my favorites on the album because it's so in your face and unapologetic.
The little feminist in me takes over when the song plays. Anytime, Anywhere!
Rihanna is sexy yet playful at the same time in the new music video, directed by Melina Matsoukas.
I'm glad she took the concept completely left field and made it NOT about sex but about her relationship to the media.
With a song and lyrics like that of S&M, it would have been VERY easy to go down the
"Raunchy-skank-a-dank-dank" road... but she didn't.
Thank you Rih. Thank you.
Although I thank her, other people think differently. According to MTV News, The S&M video has been deemed "inappropriate" on youtube and banned in 11 countries because of it's lyrics.
BBC1 has also decided to play the track only after 7 p.m
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"Cause I may be BAD but i'm perfectly GOOD at it!"
I love that video is about two things.
It's showing her seducing the media purpousely and asking for the attention but it shows that she is also the victim at times.
She's taped to a wall, pictures are taken of her, they write things about her yet she starts to love it again.
She really poops on the media lol.
She has Perez Hilton on a leash, the other media tied up and gagged looking rather nerdy.
I think it's telling for the simple fact that Rihanna has a very love/hate relationship with the press.
The fact that she is assuming her role as both sadist and masochist is a new spin on how a celebrity views themselves in the media.
She looks like a red headed curly sue! I absolutely ADORE the red curls.
My favorite beauty shot is the one of her laying on a desk wearing a pink and orange latex dress while being surrounded by the press. Very gorgeous. The lighting, the makeup, the pop of colors...
My second fav is yellow playboy bunny ears and black stilettos. I am a big Jessica Rabbit fan and she looks VERY Jessica-esque in these shots. The glamourous curls, the fur... :-)She does have a point. I think the video was very tastefully done but the lyrics are VERY raunchy... No matter how much you try to sweeten up the video, you can't change
There's just no way lol.