Rihanna Blasts CBS for Pulling Song From ‘Thursday Night Football’
Rihanna is saying thanks but no thanks to CBS. The singer is putting the network on blast for pulling a song she is featured on from 'Thursday Night Football.'
Up until last week, the weekly football game was set to open with 'Run This Town,' a Jay Z song she's featured on. Following the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal, CBS decided to pull the song since she was a victim of a domestic assault in 2009, by her then-boyfriend Chris Brown.
The NFL decided to use the song once again for this week's game, but RiRi wasn't pleased. She took to Twitter to give CBS a piece of her mind. "CBS you pulled my song last week, now you wanna slide it back in this Thursday? No, F--- you! Yall are sad for penalizing me for this," she wrote.
The singer then tweeted the word "audacity," implying the network penalized her for being abused.
CBS released a statement saying the song featuring Rihanna will no longer be used. "Beginning this Thursday, we will be moving in a different direction with some elements of our Thursday Night Football open. We will be using our newly created Thursday Night Football theme music to open our game broadcast."