Rihanna Claims 'S&M' Was Taken Out Of Context
The Rude Boy star says the song was meant to be cheeky...
Rihanna has defended her racy tune S&M, stating that the song was meant to be "cheeky" instead of sexy.
Last month, the Barbadian beauty faced criticism for the raunchy song, with radio stations choosing to play a censored version of track after complaints it's lyrics were "too suggestive" for younger listeners.
Despite S&M being seen as highly controversial, RiRi has stated that the whole thing was taken out of context, explaining to Vogue magazine: "The song can be taken very literally, but it's actually a very metaphorical song,"
"It's about the love-hate relationship with the media and how sometimes the pain is pleasurable. We feed off it - or I do. And it was a very personal message that I was trying to get across."
Speaking of the sexy video, which was banned in eleven countries for being too rude, the What's My Name singer claimed: "I wanted the video to say that but still play off of the theme of S&M. And I mean, wow, people went crazy,"
"They just saw sex. And when I see that video, I don't see that at all. I wanted it to be cheeky. There's no other way to take it."