Rihanna lashes out at CBS for pulling song
Pop singer Rihanna expressed her feelings at broadcast network CBS over pulling her song from the Thursday Night Football promo a week ago in a series of tweets on Tuesday.
The song the network was going to use was called "Run This Town" by the singer, featuring rappers Jay Z and Kanye West. But with domestic violence being a focal point from the Ray Rice fallout last week, CBS decided to replace the opening with the on-air talent discussing the issue before the Ravens-Steelers game.
Part of the reason why CBS wanted to replace the song was due to Rihanna being a victim of domestic violence. Ex-boyfriend and singer Chris Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting Rihanna in 2009. But the decision to take the song off-air didn't sit well with the Barbadian singer.
When it was revealed that CBS planned to play the song this week for the Thursday Night Football intro, Rihanna told the network to stick it where the sun doesn't shine.
"CBS you pulled my song last week, now you wanna slide it back in this Thursday? NO, F--- you! Y'all are sad for penalizing me for this," she tweeted.
After that tweet she wrote, "The audacity..."
CBS was hoping to avoid any added controversy by not playing the song of a domestic abuse victim four days after a deplorable video showing Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee was published by TMZ. But by doing so, it inadvertently put the spotlight back on the assault Rihanna went through in 2009.
CBS will now use in-house music as opposed to the Rihanna track, according to The New York Times.
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