Rihanna Defends Shooting Man In New Video
RiRi has stated Man Down is a portrayal of the "real world"...
Rihanna has defended the new video for track, Man Down, after she was criticised for "accepting murder."
The S&M hitmaker, who premiered the dark promo for the song earlier this week, pulls out a gun and shoots a man in the back at a train station in the video, after he appeared to rape her.
RiRi has since been slammed for portraying the murder in the clip, resulting in the Barbadian beauty taking to Twitter to address the controversy surrounding the short film.
Speaking of the allegations, Rihanna tweeted: "I'm a 23 year old rockstar with NO KIDS! What's up with everybody wantin' me to be a parent? I'm just a girl, I can only be your/our voice! (sic)"
"Cuz we all know how difficult/embarrassing it is to communicate touchy subject matters to anyone especially our parents! The music industry isn't exactly Parents R Us! We have the freedom to make art, LET US!"
The California King Bed singer went on to claim that older people shouldn't hide their children from issues that happen in the world, stating: "Its your job to make sure they don't turn out like US."
She added: "U can't hide your kids from society, or they'll never learn how to adapt! This is the REAL WORLD."