She may be bad, but Rihanna’s apparently a little too perfectly good at it. The singer’s newfound “bad girl” image has recently gotten her into a bit of trouble, as a growing number of countries have banned her racy new video for her song “S&M,” and two major media outlets are taking its content into serious consideration.
According to NME.com, the recently released video – which features simulated sex with a blow-up doll and Rihanna leading popular gossip blogger Perez Hilton around on a dog leash – has been banned in 11 different countries. In addition, the UK’s BBC Radio 1 refuses to play the song before 7 PM due to its explicit lyrical content.
Yet “S&M” isn’t just taking the heat from abroad. YouTube has flagged the video as inappropriate for viewers under the age of 18. MTV was reportedly considering re-editing the video for broadcast, although reps from the network have since gone on the record saying that the rumor was untrue.
Rihanna fired back via Twitter earlier today, saying that the video’s content is no more controversial than that in the video to her 2007 single “Umbrella,” which featured the singer nude in silver body paint. She has also posted the video in its original form on her website.
@loveririforever not true, they watched Umbrella…I was full nude
U can now view the S&M video on www.Rihannanow.com UNFLAGGED!!!
The video for her racy new single off her forthcoming fifth LP Loud can be viewed below.