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Rihanna is no role model, and she'll readily admit that - while hitting back at the PTC for criticizing the message of her new music video this week.

The Parents Television Council condemned Rihanna's "Man Down" video for depicting a premeditated murder and glorifying the revenge aspect.

Outraged at the video's violent content, the group also implied a double standard, saying Chris Brown would be condemned for a similar video.

Rihanna Tweeted today in response:

"I'm a 23 year old rockstar with NO KIDS! What's up with everybody wantin me to be a parent? I'm just a girl, I can only be your/our voice!"

"We have the freedom to make art, LET US! Its your job to make sure they dont turn out like US. U can't hide kids from society or they'll never learn how to adapt!"

"This is the REAL WORLD."

While the content of her video pushes the envelope farther than most, she makes a reasonable point. It is a parent's responsibility, is it not?

Thoughts?

 

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The Parents Television Council is at it again.

This time, the group is going after Rihanna, thanks to the "cold, calculated execution of murder" depicted in the singer's new music video for "Man Down."

Outraged over RiRi suggesting "that gunning down a rapist in a crowded train station is a proper form of justice," the PTC wants this video pulled:

The council says, "If Chris Brown shot a woman in his new video and BET premiered it, the world would stop. Rihanna should not get a pass ..."

Rihanna's Tweet that the video conveys "a very strong underlying message 4 girls like me" is also at the root of the group's objections.

The council's venom is also directed at BET for airing the video. What do you think? Is the PTC going too far - or did Rihanna and BET?

 

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It wasn't quite Lady Gaga on Good Morning America, but Rihanna kick started Today‘s Toyota Concert Series this morning at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Walking through the crowd offers great access to the fans, but also risks. This one guy got little too excited when Rihanna walked by and grabbed the singer!

Luckily, Rihanna’s back-up dancers helped pull her away and the rest of the singer's concert seemed to go off without a hitch - and with plenty of hits.

Watch her perform "What's My Name," “S&M” and "California King Bed" ...

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Britney Spears joined Rihanna at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards for some "S&M" last night. Their sexy duet ended in a kiss ... which ABC moronically cut off.

It didn't last as long as Britney's tonguing of Madonna at the 2003 VMAs, but the kiss was still captured by some astute (and possibly excited) photographers!

Apparently ABC wasn't a fan and quickly cut away from Britney Spears and Rihanna's performance in favor of a boring shot of the audience. So pics will have to do.

Not perfect, but when you've got Britney Spears and Rihanna quasi-making out in kinky S&M gear, how can you really complain? Exactly. So just enjoy ...

  • Rihanna, Britney Spears Kiss
  • Britney and Rihanna Kiss

Contain yourselves, guys, even if it's hard.

[Photos: Fame]

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The Billboard Music Awards returned last night after an absence of several years, and it's safe to say Britney Spears did her best to make out up for lost time.

The pop superstar sealed her remixed version of Rihanna's "S&M" by planting one on her counterpart, then teamed up with Femme Fatale tour partner Nicki Minaj.

Nicki did her thing on "Super Bass" which led into her Britney joining her on stage for a powerhouse rendition of her latest hit, "Till The World Ends."

Watch Spears' performances with both singers below ...

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Chris Brown is totally following Rihanna on Twitter! And vice versa! Let's hear it for letting bygones be bygones and patching things up via social media!

According to an impromptu investigation, both are not only following each other, but added each other very recently. Makes you wonder, doesn't it?!?!?

Rihanna in the Middle

Asked by a fan why she would follow Brown and if this meant something significant, Rihanna Tweeted back, "its fu**in twitter, not the alter! calm down."

LIKE OLD TIMES? Okay, maybe not quite.

A judge recently lifted the restraining order prohibiting them from having contact. It had been in place since he beat her up more than two years prior.

Rihanna basically said at the time that she was doing him a favor - no restraining order makes it easier for him to attend award shows and the like.

Just the same, she clarified that they have no relationship. If nothing else, following each other's Tweets implies some kind of relationship. Right?

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It's great to be reminded that Rihanna has a voice, and a great one at that.

She's often so busy reminding us what a sexual freak and overall hard ass she is that her music takes a back seat. Not so in the video for "California King Bed."

Rather than baring all, the Barbadian singer bears her soul over relationship problems in a room overlooking a beach. The theme of heartbreak is palpable.

Not her most exciting video she's put out, but she's clearly going for the opposite. Watch it here and tell us what you think of Rihanna's latest video effort:

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Rihanna will kick off the Today show's star-studded 2011 Summer Concert Series, which commences May 27. Also on the docket this season? Chris Brown!

NBC apparently decided to overlook Brown's Good Morning America meltdown, bringing the star on board for his own live performance airing July 15.

Rihanna, New Tattoo

Cee Lo Green and Bruno Mars will also hit the stage in the coming weeks, as will New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys ... together!

Rihanna and Chris Brown are coming to Today ... but not simultaneously.

Additional Today performers will be announced as the summer continues, but the current list also includes Journey, Maroon 5 and Kenny Chesney.

It's nice that despite his GMA setback, Brown is still getting the chance to do what he used to and hopefully will be best known for again: singing.

We're just glad Teyana Taylor won't be joining him.

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Rihanna and Gwyneth Paltrow. You don't get much more opposite than that when it comes to fashion, but they're both worthy contenders in this Fashion Face-Off.

At least night's MET Institute Costume Gala, the fashion icons looked every bit the part, although with dramatically different styles, as you would probably expect.

Previously, we matched up Taylor Swift and Blake Lively. Now, decide the winner of a couture clash featuring the "S&M" singer and an award-winning actress:

Fashion Face-Off!

Who looked better at the MET Gala, Rihanna or Gwyneth? Vote in our survey below to determine the style champion! View Poll »

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Rihanna changed up her look yet again last night on American Idol, going back to long red curly locks after a week or so of wearing her hair much, much shorter.

The 23-year-old singer showed her latest look as she performed her new single, "California King Bed" live. She started the song softly, tantalizing fans.

As her dancers pulled down white draping onto the stage floor and into the crowd, Rihanna was eventually revealed and really ramped up the performance.

She even threw in some air guitar as the audience went wild, earning her a standing O. Watch her performance from the American Idol results show here:

Rihanna Biography

Rihanna in England Rihanna is a young, hot and successful R&B singer who hails from the Caribbean island of Barbados. She is an artist signed to Def Jam... More »
Born
Birthplace
Saint Michael, Barbados
Full Name
Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Rihanna Quotes

I get asked about it all the time and I’m like, You’re asking, but you know the answer. I don’t even like to address it anymore.

Rihanna [on rumors that she dated Jay-Z]

Sometimes you just need your privacy. But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public.

Rihanna
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