Blog / Rihanna Sex Tape Scandal

Thursday, 23 February 2012 at 06:07

At this point, you've already heard what fans plus a domestic-abuse expert were required to say about Rihanna and Chris Brown's controversial collaborations on new remixes of "Birthday Cake" and "Turn The Music." Odds are, you might have formed your personal opinion too. See the Rihanna and Chris Brown sextape on Rihanna and Chris Brown sextape

But as the initial shock from the pair's reunion subsides, and both remixes commence to diffuse to the collective conscience, we're playing one rather question: Beyond all of the (very public) handwringing the songs are coming up with, is it actually worthwhile? Early opinions from critics happen to be lukewarm at best (and downright hostile at worst), mostly as it seems there is a hard time separating their feelings about Brown - and his awesome 2009 assault of Rihanna - from other feelings concerning the songs themselves. And extremely, you can't blame them. In several ways, no one is able to never view the "Cake" and "Music" remixes with the prism of the past 3 years.

Still, with opinions still being formed (and feelings still fresh), we reached out to some of our favorite music journos to obtain their undertake the songs and Rihanna and Brown's unlikely collaboration. This is what they'd to state:

" 'Birthday Cake' was just about going to be a smash when Talk That Talk was launched with simply a snippet of it. ... The 78-second amount of The-Dream-produced track inspired hosannas from members of the Rihanna Navy who couldn't wait for the full thing to be sold. ... Putting Chris brown for the [remix] (all night . him sing 'I wanna f--- you right now,' which Rihanna sang around the fade-out of the TTT version, as his opening gambit) seems just like overplaying her hand. Like, this song was going to be considered a huge problem to her fans no matter what, so why add the talk into it? Nonetheless, days gone by 36 months of her career have, it seems like, been about her taking control of her public image in a big way - from enacting revenge fantasies in 'Man Down' to singing about sex a great deal - and adding Brown to a song about fetishistic sex is really a method for her to accomplish that, to implicitly flip off those who she sees as paternalistic or overbearing while doing what she calls 'chiefin'.' Every gossip item about the a couple of them getting back together or lurking, every angry/sad/exulting post, every public tweet they direct together when presumably they may just DM forward and backward, keeps them - as well as the songs - in news reports. Meanwhile, Brown's song and Rihanna's contribution to it are generally pretty bland, a 'Party Rock Anthem' without shuffling as well as less whimsy. At one point, Rihanna does the words 'I love you,' which will undoubtedly get tongues wagging. I'm just about grossed out by the whole thing, in truth." - Maura Johnston, Village Voice

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"The remixes aren't terrible, that is certainly up to I'll say vulnerable to saying something loving toward Chris brown. ... The most important thing to remember happens when you have a downside to these teaming up: Don't blame Rihanna. Blame the ravenous, unscrupulous, money-starved record industry for being complacent through this complete event. The whole machine is deteriorating, so everyone - artists like Ludacris and Bieber assault, their labels and managers, magazines like Vibe who put Chris brown on the cover, awards shows like the Grammys, TV networks who play Chris brown videos - all of them are too afraid to potentially put forth an opinion that will prevent them from being where money is. The belief that everyone except Jay-Z and Miranda Lambert is way too chickensh-- to communicate in out against woman-beating is pathetic beyond pathetic. So many people are too scared to compromise their chance to catch the past remaining dollars through the music industry's death rattle." - Christopher R. Weingarten, SPIN

"Rihanna's 'Birthday Cake' would have been a standout track from Talk That Talk, even just in its original form (as a possible interlude) - and even more importantly, without Chris brown. For the remix, all Brown's aggressive, salacious verses do ... is add fuel to rumors circling with their reunion behind closed doors. [And] Rihanna pops up around the song, calling checkmate on Breezy along with her suggestive lyrics - "Remember the way you did it?/ Remember how we fit it?/ In case you still wish to kiss it, come, come and have it" - so that it is hard to not be teased into again reading relating to the lines. 'Turn Up the Music' seems like a collaboration that might have fit both artists' discography during their days coupled up. Although RiRi's airy vocals blend well with the Underdogs' dance soundscapes, adding Rihanna towards the track doesn't leave a lasting impression nor elevate the song to raised grounds. Ultimately, it isn't really this content in the songs that matter; it is the statement both singers making the effort to make by simply releasing them. The collaborations look like step toward reconciliation between both - seeing the tracks climb the chart is a bonus. Rihanna wants us to find out that they no longer wears these shoes from the victim and Breezy really wants to prove that he's turn into a better man. It is not a personal or professional move; it's both. Both singers have woven their personal life, a haunting moment within their lives, right into a professional move. Climax stirred much controversy, I think it turned out bound to happen."

The person who bloodied and bruised Rihanna three years ago can now be heard about the pop princess’ sexually charged “Birthday Cake” remix, released Monday. Chris brown raps about planning to “f***” her and “give it to her inside the worst way,” in the new version of the song.

Listeners can also hear Rihanna’s vocals featured on Chris Brown’s remix of “Turn Up the Music,” which has been released Monday.

While many fans have expressed acceptance and even excitement concerning the collaboration, other people outraged, announcing their decrease of respect for Rihanna after seemingly welcoming her former abuser back into her life.

“Deleted Rihanna off my iPod. Not being linked to that imbecile in almost any capacity,” one Twitter user wrote.

“Ladies, don’t resemble Rihanna… in case a man beats you remain away, call the cops, get help. Don’t let him remix see your face or perhaps your song,” another wrote.

“Rihanna owes better to her numerous female fans than to sing/dance on stage having a man who put her in hospital,” said another.

Without having treated Rihanna or knowing the more information in the continuing saga between your celebrities, experts weighed in for the rekindled music relationship. Although some said the revived pair is inappropriate and dangerous, others declare that Rihanna might have healed through the experience and now feels empowered to split up business and personal relationships.

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