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by Lawrenecia Osei
Yesterday, Rihanna took to social media to express her anger towards CBS. The star tweeted “CBS you pulled my song last week, now you wanna slide it back in this thursday?”.
The tweets emerged after CBS decided to choose another slot in the NFL game to play Rihanna’s number one hit collaborated with Jay Z ‘Run This Town’.
It seems like Rihanna took the decision by CBS personal as she added “f*ck you. Y’all are sad for penalizing me for this”.
An incident took place recently where NFL’s top running back, Ray Rice was permanently suspended from the American football team due to physically abusing his wife and dragging her out of an elevator.
Rice was immediately suspended after a video of his domestic violence towards his wife was released. Although he has released a public apology to his fans, NFL is still adamant about his suspension as they have a zero tolerance when it comes to violence.
Rihanna’s tweets are thought to be linked to this incident as she believes CBS is ‘penalizing’ her due to the fact that the song has connotations of violence.
In a move towards showing a more serious stance on violence by the network, CBS senior vice president of communications Jen Sabatelle issued a statement hinting of even more changes to the football opening schedule.
“Beginning this thrusday, we will be moving in a different direction with some elements of our Thursday Night Football open. We will be using our newly created Thursday Night Football theme music to open our game broadcast,” said Sabatelle.
Looks like the broadcaster has no intention of ‘sliding’ the singer’s song back in after all.