I guess as long as Rihanna continues to defy all sense of normalcy she’ll always be leading the pack when it comes to controversial music and videos. In her latest work of art (or weirdness) safely titled “We Found Love,” the pop star portrays a European gal living a wild and risky lifestyle, but that’s not the part that has critics riled up. Besides the evident fact that the male lead in the video has somewhat of a slight resemblance to r&b/pop crooner Chris Brown (must be the horrific bleached blonde hair), there are several scenes depicting heated arguments between the two characters, particularly the one taking place in their car. This led many (excluding me) to believe that it’s a re-enactment of Rihanna and Chris Brown’s relationship and what went down on that nightmarish night of February 8, 2009. Watch the video below to make your conclusion, and continue on:
To be honest, the video is like all the other Rihanna videos after she became “Rated R,” just filled with risky concepts and created merely for attention from the media and fans alike. Let’s face it, a boring video can only go so far these days. And people do tire of artists who don’t take risks and act crazy, and once they fall off it’s hard to come back. So you have to bring the theatrics to make it pop. That’s the only way to stay on top I guess. However, and with all do respect, I’m sure the songwriters and producers worked hard on “We Found Love,” but I absolutely detest this shit. It’s too far off from my taste in music and I could never warm up to it. There’s no wow factor, which is always expected from Rihanna’s singing. If Ri-Ri and Taylor Swift had a show down of who’s the better singer, I wonder who would win.
Seriously though, people should stop bugging over crap like that. They’re always gonna find something in her music to tie it to Chris Brown and the abuse, and they’ll do the same with Chris as well, even when it’s probably not about that. I mean, there were other creepy stuff going on in the “We Found Love” video, like both parties doing drugs, drinking, smoking, gambling, and all the other bad-for-health shit you can think of. So, is that what she used to do with Brown as well? Hey! You never know.
Anyways, that’s just my opinion on this so-called new controversy. Get a life people. But then again, Ri-Ri loves all the attention, good or bad. And she did say she doesn’t want to be considered a role model to anybody so it’s obvious she could give a rats ass about the kind of image she portrays. I’m just saying.
Straying away from my topic at hand, let’s talk about the actual meaning of the video. It opens up with the spoken word, which I thought was very intense:
“It’s like you’re screaming and no one can hear. You almost feel ashamed, that someone could be that important that without them you feel like nothing. No one will ever understand how much it hurts. You feel hopeless. Like nothing can save you. And when its over, and it’s gone, you almost wish that you could have all that bad stuff back so that you could have the good.”
Basically it’s about loving someone deeply but knowing you have to end the relationship because of how wrong it is. There’s a sense of loss in the video that people can connect with but without it, the song in itself is rather useless to me.
What do you think? Is the video about Chris or not?