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Rihanna’s New Music Video “S&M” Takes a Stab at the Press

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Rihanna’s new video “S&M” is HOT! The sultry Barbadian vocalist known for her avant-garde style pushes the envelope to define a new era of experimental with her latest video “S&M.”

It features 22-year-old Rihanna scantily clad throughout, wrapped in rubbery garments a la Lady Gaga in that latex red dress from last year.  While we’ve seen eccentric, and let’s face it, down-right appalling outfits on pop singers before, what makes this video’s portrayal of sex so “inappropriate” that it’s been flagged on youtube for only 18+ users?

Well, in light of her leaked naked pictures, nothing.  Even MTV continues to air the #1 ranked video for public audiences.

There are scenes depicting Rihanna in a dominatrix-type dress, evoking sadistic pleasure out of having blogger Perez Hilton held by a chain as an animal slave or submissive.  “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but chains and whips excite me,” she seductively croons to the camera, “I may be bad but I’m perfectly good at it.” Her song is an effort to attack the members of the press for the grief caused by their constant harassment.  She “dominates” journalists in another scene, having them bound to the wall and a bed as she rears her pink whip, taunting and sneering at them powerless to her will.

Want to see Rihanna in all of her racy glory? Just click on the clip below for a “smell of it”—

What do you think of this video? Is it as racy and controversial as the title “S&M” describes? Or is Rihanna making an intelligent satiric attack on journalism in the music industry the best way she knows how?

The song “S&M” is featured on her 2010 album, Loud alongside the star’s other recent radio hits, “Only girl (in the world)” and “What’s my name?”

Photo from MIKeARB via Flickr

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