Rihanna Causes Stir With Trip to Cannabis Cafe and Sex Shop
Rihanna is no stranger to backlash from critics for her controversial music videos. She was accused of promoting violence with her murder-centered 'Man Down' visuals, her 'S&M' video was banned in 11 countries, and now RiRi is feeling the heat from anti-rape activists for her new 'We Found Love' video.
According to Rihanna, the 'We Found Love' visuals were meant to illustrate how love can be like a drug. Ri goes through some high highs and low lows in the sex and drug-filled video along with a Chris Brown look-a-like.
The video itself could be interpreted as a re-creation of Rihanna's tumultuous relationship with her ex, Brown, which ended in a violent physical assault at the hands of her troubled man.
Now, Rihanna is being targeted by anti-rape campaigners over concerns that she is objectified by her co-star and rumored boyfriend Dudley O'Shaughnessy in the video. Eileen Kelly of the Rape Crisis Center in the U.K. told Britain's Daily Star, "Rihanna's new video is a disgrace. It sends the message that she is an object to be possessed by men, which is disturbingly what we see in real violence cases."
Whether the video was inspired by her past or not, it seems that lately, Rihanna is living the wild 'We Found Love' lifestyle depicted in the video. The singer made headlines after reportedly dropping over $1,500 on goods at a Parisian sex shop earlier this week, and has most recently been spotted visiting one of Holland's most famous cannabis cafes, the Bulldog Cafe.