Take a bow, Irish farmer! You stopped the music.
Alderman Alan Graham allowed Rihanna to use his grain field to film for a music video on Monday, but when the 23-year-old bared her breasts, he asked the “Man Down” singer to leave.
“I felt things were getting inappropriate,” Graham told BBC News. “I requested [Rihanna and the film crew] to stop and they did.”
Graham admitted he didn’t know who Rihanna was last week when he got a phone call asking to use his field in Bangor, County Down. “If the name ‘Rihanna’ had been mentioned, well, no disrespect, but it wouldn’t have meant [anything],” he explained.
But the Irish farmer insists there’s no bad blood between him and the pop star. “I had my conversation with Rihanna and I hope she understands where I’m coming from,” he told BBC. “We shook hands.”
So why did the Barbadian beauty’s toplessness upset Graham? “From my point of view, it was my land,” he said. “I have an ethos and I felt it was inappropriate.”
He added: “I wish no ill will against Rihanna and her friends. Perhaps they could acquaint themselves with a greater God.”