I have been anxiously waiting for the “Man Down” video and it finally premiered last night on 106 & Park. I absolutely LOVE this song; “Man Down” is definitely an anthem for this summer. The song is about breaking a man’s heart however the video tells a different story; Instead of visually telling the story of a man who is broken hearted, Rihanna tells the story of a woman who is raped after a party.
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I checked out various blog sites to see what people thought of the video. Some thought it was beautiful and were glad to finally see a story line. Others were outraged that Rihanna would premiere a video about such violence (rape and murder). While I wasn’t expecting this storyline to be portrayed in the video, I’m not mad at all that Rihanna took this route. I do not think it’s anything worse than what we’ve seen on television and it has people talking about a topic that is not discussed enough.
The video is completely different than the oversexed Rihanna we’ve seen. Has anyone else noticed that she has toned down her image at various events recently? Would you rather see this video or see a R&B artist wearing a strip of cloth and throwing their goodies everywhere? Now what message do those videos send to young girls? We have seen a lot worse in videos than what was portrayed in “Man Down.” Believe me, when it comes to music videos, we’ve seen a lot worse than what was portrayed in “Man Down.”
What to do you think of the video?