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Rihanna Defends Bitch Better Have My Money Video

By Shari Weiss |

Rihanna Defends Bitch Better Have My Money Video

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One of the directors of Rihanna “B*tch Better Have My Money” video is defending the clip’s violence and nudity.

As Gossip Cop reported, the extremely NSFW video premiered on Thursday. Rihanna is seen partaking in what people have deemed a revenge fantasy, in which she kidnaps the wife of her accountant, who has stolen her money. The woman is then stripped and tortured (see below).

While some have praised Rihanna for essentially creating a short film, others have objected to the amount of explicit content. In response to the criticism, Leo Berne, whose collective MEGAFORCE co-directed the video, says in a new interview for Slant, “It was never something that we were aiming for but it is a part of the story. The video reflects the imagery of the track. The kidnapping, nudity, and violence all reflect the spirit of the track.”

Asked specifically whether the video “glamorizes” kidnapping, Berne replies, “Well yes, that’s the idea. It’s just like when Bonnie and Clyde made robberies cool, isn’t it?” He continues, “I’m not going to say how people have to react to that. They are free to think whatever they want but we didn’t mean to offend anyone. It’s a question of perception.”

Berne goes on, “I got shocked by Pulp Fiction when I was 15 and now I love that movie. As children we have been raised with stories that tell us what is good and what is bad and it is because of that, that we react negatively towards fictitious stories like these.”

To be clear, Rihanna herself came up with the initial concept eight months ago, and MEGAFORCE came on board in January to help bring it to life, with the singer as an official co-director. Rihanna, as Gossip Cop has previously reported, had an actual lawsuit with her former accountant over $10 million. In celebration of the video, the star “kidnapped” 80 fans on Wednesday night for a surprise premiere party. TELL US: What do you think of the “B*tch Better Have My Money” video?

 


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