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Rihanna -- I'm a Rockstar, NOT A PARENT!!!

6/2/2011 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rihanna is lashing back at the people criticizing her violent new music video for "Man Down" -- scoffing at the notion she's a role model ... saying, "What's up with everybody wantin me to be a parent?"


RiRi went to her Twitter page today after the Parents Television Council condemned the "Man Down" video for depicting a premeditated murder and implying killing someone is an acceptable form of revenge.

Rihanna tweeted, "I'm a 23 year old rockstar with NO KIDS! What's up with everybody wantin me to be a parent? I'm just a girl, I can only be your/our voice!"

She continued, "We have the freedom to make art, LET US! Its your job to make sure they dont turn out like US."

  "U can't hide your kids from society, or they'll never learn how to adapt! This is the REAL WORLD."



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A very annoying singer with no great talent!! Needs to get over herself!!!!

1238 days ago

Jessica Witmer    

You're right Rhianna, you're not a role model. And you're not a rock star. You're an idiot. Please go away.

1238 days ago


I like rihanna and she do make appoint but she is startin to get real annoyin and she needs to lay up on chris brown now cause she is usin that all the time so she can get people to feel sorry for her im sure she hit him too

1238 days ago


"Rock star"?! HA! Doubtful. Steven Tyler is a rock star. Dave Navarro is a rock star. Mick Jagger is a rock star. Her middle of the road muzak crap is not rock.

1238 days ago


Take away the sex/titilation, she has no talent plus its the young kids that buy her music and obviously her parents could not control her.

1238 days ago


Yes, Rhianna your not a parent. However how many times have you performed at the kids choice awards show /nickelodeon awards?? You have young fans and you know this.

1238 days ago


Since when is that stunned ***** a "Rockstar"? She is the Caribbean Britney Spears. That is all. She is so manufactured that she likely poops plastic. Her sales are based entirely on her looks. She has ZERO singing ability and can't sing live and is forced to lip-sync.

Now was I talking about Britney or Rihanna? Actually, I was describing both.

If her crap is classified as Rock music, then the music industry has truly gone to hell. Cause her music is soft even by 1950's standards.

1238 days ago


Oh give her a break. She's just an immature 23 year old brat(or 'rock star' as she likes to call herself... that doesn't realize (or just doesn't give a flip) on the influence she has on her young fan base. Her words are very typical for someone her age.

1238 days ago


i loved the video!!! So many crazier videos are out there and nobody has anything to say. Just because she is in the "light" doesnt mean they have to "nit-pik" everything she does or does not do. No matter if she is good or not she is still an artist..xoxo

1238 days ago

Mrs. Mathers    

Let her do what she wants, I bet most of you wouldn't have even seen the video if TMZ hadn't posted it. Is this what we are really worried about our kids seeing? How about all the stuff your kids are looking at on the internet? We see worse stuff on normal tv shows. I cant watch NCIS while eating b/c theres always a body cuz open on the table. Chill out people seriously, And why are you guys all hating on rihanna? what did she do to you? If you dont want to hear her then dont buy the cd and skip past the tmz stories

1238 days ago

Mrs. Mathers    

kelene 23 minutes ago I like rihanna and she do make appoint but she is startin to get real annoyin and she needs to lay up on chris brown now cause she is usin that all the time so she can get people to feel sorry for her im sure she hit him too
When and where did she mention chris brown?

1238 days ago


Okay wise woman, let's talk about reality...and the time Chris Brown whipped your ass. He has a fit when he's asked to talk about it. What about you? Are you hiding from reality? This is the REAL WORLD! Where men hit on women. Please make that your next video. Chris Brown knocking your front tooth out and giving you a black eye, and then he curls up and cries like a little bitch about it. And we all get to look at your mangled mug while your singing. I promise my kids will be watching.

1238 days ago


Good grief, people, ease up. You certainly did not expect any refinement, class or sophistication from HER, did ya?! She's a product of herself - an excellent example of no brains, poor taste and judgement. End of story....move on.

1238 days ago


FINALLY THE VOICE OF REASON.. and coming from a pop tart, I'm shocked.
Parents and family agencies need to RELAX already. Since when is it society's responsiblity for parenting YOUR kid?! If you BREED then guess what, YOU need to PARENT your kid/s. Stop making it the responsibility of everybody else, they are YOUR kids, not mine! If you can't make tough decisions, like saying no to your kid (eyes rolling)then you have no business raising a kid. If you don't like these little pop-tarts, then guess what, DON'T WATCH THEM OR LET YOUR KIDS WATCH THEM! Don't buy those cd's for your kids, don't buy that poster to put up on their walls. After all, you are the parent, take control over your kids and stop whining.

1238 days ago


When are so called artists going to take responsibility for their work?

Quick question for ya: Imagine if people were allowed to vomit anywhere they wanted. Yes, imagine a random person coming up to you and they just vomit at your feet.

Disgusting eh? Unsanitary indeed!

Now imagine that that person wasn't sick, and that public vomiting became a new fad.

Still disgusting eh? Unsanitary indeed!

But you know some little fools out there are going to take to this new fad, and became a public vomiting a new way to gross everyone out. And people doing the vomiting do it because they are the self-proclaimed PUBLIC VOMITERS! Can a get awhat awhat for da PVs!

Meanwhile the janitors of malls, teacher, parents, business owners, store managers, zoo keeps and whoever will be held responsible to clean up all the vomit spewed after the PVs take off. Weeks will pass and the faint odour of bile still lurks in the air.

Well is it not the same thing to vomit out art work like Gaga and RiRi?

Side note: They don't even have their real names on their work.


Really take responsibility and put your real name on it, maybe then you can begin to consider how you affect people, like a real artist.

Back to vomit comparison and message to budding artists: Please take the time to love your work, don't get trapped with labels. What is a rock star anyway? What does that really mean to your neighbour?

Realize the message that you share could change a life for better or for worse. Explain your work if the message is unclear and remain humble to critic.

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