Sticks and stones may break her bones…but chains and whips excite her!! Unfortunately, RihRih’s S&M fetish may get her banned from tv in 11 countries!!
â€œSouthern Asian countries immediately banned it, MTV is considering a re-edit, and BBC Radio 1 has vetoed playing it until after 7pm,â€ the U.K.â€™s Daily Mirror reports. The steamy video for â€œS&Mâ€, which features the songstress wearing see-through latex while walking Perez Hilton on a leash, is about â€œsadomasochist relationship with the press â€¦ it isnâ€™t just about a bunch of whips and chains,â€ according to director Melina Matoukas. Ah, but of course! Itâ€™s just art!
Rihanna tweeted about the scandal after a fan expressed concern that the video would have to be heavily edited for TV. â€œMTV approved it before hand! So nope,â€ the flame-haired star reassured them. We hope the drama doesnâ€™t throw RiRi her game, since the announcement just came that Rihanna and Drake will perform at the Grammys together. We personally think the video is more silly than sultry (ice cream covered in gemstones? ball-gags for the press? Adorbs!), but we guess we do live in a country that produced such gems as Madonnaâ€˜s â€œHuman Natureâ€ video or Madonnaâ€™s â€œEroticaâ€ video, orâ€¦well, anything else Madonna did between 1991 and 1996. So what do you think? Is S&M really that offensive, or is this just Beyonceâ€˜s perfurme commercial scandal all over again? As far as weâ€™re concerned Rihanna could tap dance naked through Times Square and we wouldnâ€™t do anything but applaud, but maybe thatâ€™s just us?