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Monday 26 January 2015

Rihanna defends controversial video

Rihanna has defending her latest music video
Rihanna has defending her latest music video

Rihanna is defending her latest music video, which opens with a man being shot in the head.

Man Down is a song about a girl who shoots her lover in public. It aired on Tuesday on BET.

The Parents Television Council called the video "disturbing" and asked BET to stop airing it.

On BET's music video countdown show on Thursday, Rihanna says the clip is "art with a message".

Rihanna was attacked by then-boyfriend Chris Brown in February 2009 and says she doesn't agree with violence.

She adds: "I've been abused in the past and you don't see me running around killing people in my spare time."

BET says it will keep playing the video.

MTV hasn't aired it yet.

An MTV representative says the network is reviewing the video.

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