Music News

Rihanna Gets Her Material Banned in 11 Countries


Eleven countries, and possibly more to come, have already restricted any airplay on television. Even BBC 1 radio refuses to play Rihanna's song during most hours of the day since the lyrics aren't too clean. Meanwhile, YouTube users are required to confirm that they are at least 18 years old.

Rihanna's fighting back though. She tweeted (@rihanna), "U can now view the S&M video on Rihannanow.com UNFLAGGED!"

She also made an interesting point about the music video for her song "Umbrella." After all, nobody seemed to have an issue with the "Umbrella" video in which she appeared completely nude.

So what's the big deal? If you don't like it, don't watch it.

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Lenni Rosenblum