Usher Defends Rihanna Crotch Grabbing
And says he wants to duet with the What’s My Name star…
The OMG singer defended the performance, which took place at the recent NBA All Star game in LA, and pointed out that male artists have been doing a similar thing for many years. “Artistic direction is just that, you know, and obviously subjective. Everyone has their opinion and it's a family show,” he said.
“I think she is a responsible young lady and maybe the song represented the attitude of, you know, think about it like this – how long have guys been grabbing their crotches?”
RiRi’s raunchy image has been scrutinised in the media in recent weeks – her S&M video was banned in 11 countries and the lyrics were censored for radio airplay. She was also asked to tone down her Brit Awards performance.
Usher also revealed his ambition to duet with the What’s My Name star. “Of course I'd do a track with her,” he said. “We've been friends and our teams work together and we've talked about working together in the past, but it could potentially happen.
“I would love to work with her. I think she's an incredible artist.”