Saturday, April 13, 2024

Rihanna Tweets “F— You” to CBS Over Football Song Controversy, CBS Responds


UPDATE CBS says they get it. No song.

EARLIER Rihanna shows her usual class and style this morning. She Tweeted Fuck You to CBS. You see this is why Twitter is maybe not the best forum for some celebrities. Anyway. I guess CBS is now going to run the Rihanna segment they cancelled from last week before Thursday night’s NFL game. Last week the network pulled Rihanna singing “Run this Town” with Jay Z because the NFL was in the middle of the Ray Rice scandal — the one with him knocking out his wife in an elevator and then dragging her unconscious body out of it. Since Rihanna was once the victim of domestic abuse (Chris Brown), CBS though thought they were being sensitive. But now it’s okay since, you know, memories are short.

And this is the contemplative response of a woman who’s maybe been spending too much time with Eminem. This will be yet another funny anecdote for Rihanna’s 2025 Kennedy Center induction.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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