Rihanna has lashed out at the Parents Television Council who criticized the violent imagery in the singers latest video “Man Down.”
Taking to Twitter the singer wrote, “I’m a 23 year old rockstar with NO KIDS! What’s up with everybody wanting me to be a parent? I’m just a girl; I can only be your/our voice! Because we all know how difficult/embarrassing it is to communicate touchy subject matters to anyone especially our parents!”
“You can’t hide your kids from society or they’ll never learn how to adapt!This is the REAL WORLD!” She concluded her rant with, “The music industry isn’t exactly Parents R Us! We have the freedom to make art, LET US! It’s your job to make sure they don’t turn out like US.”
Some Jamaican reggae artists have also spoken out against the singer’s video.
Sisters Tami Chynn and Tessanne Chin took also took to Twitter to voice their dismay over the video’s violent storyline.
Tessanne wrote, “I don’t appreciate it when artists come inna fi mi country and depict straight BS in dem videos!!! Go a yuh owna country go film dat not here!!! I appreciate art and I understand that we as a people face these realities every day but we don’t need people constantly glorifying it and sending out that message!!! We are sooo much more than that!!!!”
Tami added, “@Tessanne bwoy Chin, da video deh hurt mi star…why film that here??? and depict THAT story!!! Like you said, we are so much more.”