Topless Rihanna Told to Cover Up by Farmer on Video Shoot
RiRi caused quite a stir in Bangor, Northern Ireland, on Monday (Sept. 26), when she sported several small bikini tops while walking though a grassy field on the set of her forthcoming clip, a promo for the lead single off her as-yet-untitled sixth studio album.
The 23-year-old’s wardrobe included an open flannel shirt over a red bandana-turned-bra, a patriotic stars-and-stripes bikini top with a cut-off vest and low riding jeans, and finally a black mesh crop top with nothing else underneath.
But apparently, it wasn’t the risque tops that bothered the humble farmer whose property hosted the shoot. Rather, it was the fact that at one point, Rihanna reportedly rocked no top at all that rubbed him the wrong way. After RiRi broke the no-nudity dress code, Graham climbed off of his tractor and approached the singer directly.
“I thought it was inappropriate,” Graham told the BBC. “I requested them to stop and they did. I had my conversation with Rihanna and I hope she understands where I’m coming from. We shook hands.”
“From my point of view, it was my land, I have an ethos and I felt it was inappropriate. I wish no ill will against Rihanna and her friends. Perhaps they could acquaint themselves with a greater God.”
Graham told Ireland’s national television broadcaster RTE that he actually kicked Rihanna from his field after the incident. “I felt the thing was inappropriate,” he said, “and I requested that the filming end at that stage.”