Rihanna Sends Strong Message in ‘Man Down’ Video

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After flirting with Drake (“What’s My Name?”) and spicing up the bedroom (“S&M”), Rihanna is getting serious with her latest video for “Man Down.”

The clip for the reggae-infused song, co-written by fellow Bajan Shontelle, contains a compelling message for women. “Very strong underlying message 4 girls like me! #listentoyomama,” explained RiRi.

The Barbados beauty flew to Jamaica last month to shoot the visuals with director Anthony Mandler (“Only Girl”), filming scenes on the beach and in Portland, a parish on the island’s northeast coast.

The video for “Man Down,” the fifth release from last year’s Loud, is set to premiere Tuesday on BET’s “106 & Park.”

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70 Comments

  1. Yeah

    Woohoo

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  2. BIA

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    Cant WAIT! I love this gurl so much!

    #RihannaNavy

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  3. lafesa

    I can’t wait for tomorrow I only watch 106& park when rihanna or bruno mars on there. guess ill be watching it tomorrow. ;) RIHANNA NAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. MINAJ_A_TROIS

    MANDOWN

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  5. maya

    ugh -_-

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    robyn Reply:

    @maya, dumb cunt what yiu ugh-ing about o_O

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    maya Reply:

    @robyn, b/c I can you fucking stan, don’t forget she don’t know. Irrelevant bitch!

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  6. BitchesIsMySons

    Her Videos Are Snoozefest Boring Like Gets All Get Real

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  7. Lisa

    Video of the Year premieres tomorrow!

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    Yaser Lad Reply:

    @Lisa, It premièred already on the 18th. youtube.com/watch?v=VBmMU_iwe6U

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    Bwahahaha, RiRi has been f*cking Breezy in secret while her stans are still bored & lonely Reply:

    @Yaser Lad, LIER! ITS BEYONCE’S RUN THIS WORLD!

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    maya Reply:

    @Bwahahaha, RiRi has been f*cking Breezy in secret while her stans are still bored & lonely, that was his point dumb ass

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    ... Reply:

    @Yaser Lad, lmfaoo word!

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  8. Drake&CiaraFan

    This is the sixth single, “Raining Men” hit radio in December 2010, it just didnt have a video. Check the sources, their on wiki

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    Jay Scorpio Reply:

    @Drake&CiaraFan, that track was never released as a Single so get ur #FACTS together

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    Sal Reply:

    @Jay Scorpio, i dont know if it was a single or not but it did get released to Rhythmic Radio.

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    Ice Reply:

    @Sal, It also got released to Urban radio. So it’s a radio single, which is still a single.

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    robyn Reply:

    @Drake&CiaraFan, umm that wasn’t a released single okay!!

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    NuNu Reply:

    @robyn, yes it was because it’s playing on the radio. girl sit down. kay thank!

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  9. Jamaican

    Big Ups To Jamaica !!

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  10. Laurie

    I usually don’t like her voice on only girl shit song or whatever song she released up to now. But when she is true to her origins with this reggae vibe in her music I have to thumb up, man down is the only song from her that I can play willingly

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    robyn Reply:

    @Laurie, like someone asked you..shut your mouth just shut your fucking mouth!!!

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    Laurie Reply:

    @robyn, No I won’t darling I will keep talking if I want to you’re nobody to tell me what to do you get that ??? And besides I was making a compliment so what’s your dum point !??

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  11. gr8/muzik

    i’m sure that Rhi is goin’ to impress her fans with this video.The song is great and im sure that the video is gonna blow minds..

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  12. WonderLand19

    TEAMBREZZY!!!!! hahahahhaahaha, because you lot do it to us :)

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    robyn Reply:

    @WonderLand19, LMAOOOOO HAHAHA ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!! NIGGA YOU CRAZY

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  13. Hannah

    after seeing this video today, its the best music video of this year by far.

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    BOOM! Reply:

    @Hannah, where did you saw it?

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  14. say what

    yep shes celebrating her caribbean
    full circle, love this song. this is really cool how she lets her voice go into that rumpum, rumpum pum i love that sound.

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  15. Mc

    Another boring video where rihanna just walks around!!
    Woot,woot!!!!

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  16. say what

    this is a hot song and knowing rihanna
    the video is going to fiyah.

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  17. Craazzy beetch

    Flop! no seriously its flopping on iTunes. LOL

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    robyn Reply:

    @Craazzy beetch, DUMBASS

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    Name here Reply:

    @Craazzy beetch, its an urban single ckb is her mainstream single

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    Craazzy beetch Reply:

    @Name here, but look at Look at Me Now and Motivation – their urban singles yet they are doing well on the charts! FLOOOOOOP :P

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    ... Reply:

    @Name here, excuses excuses…

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    Craazy beetch Reply:

    @Name here, but i guess I can’t talk…Beyonce’s songs are flopping too, so touche!

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  18. DaBxDon

    Tha Rihanna reign just wont let up!!!

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  19. momojunky

    Im miss the old rhianna a whole lot .. she cool or wateva i guess tho.!!! :(

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  20. gr8/muzik

    yeah i know how good ‘old rihanna’ was but she is even better now. She has evolved!

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  21. janice

    what ever happened to bey’s big comeback? looks like somebody got double crossed LOL

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  22. say what

    haters steady talking smack, rihanna steady perfecting her craft!

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    maya Reply:

    @say what, I’ve yet to see her perfect anything…

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    but... Reply:

    @maya, but something must be working. Even though it might not be a staggering amount, she’s still selling her songs.

    She’s pleasing somebody. Don’t be mad at the person providing what the people want. If you don’t, do buy it.

    If it’s not your style of music, why do you care?

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  23. say what

    there’s no stopping a work in progress, she
    has a made up mind to keep right on working as hard as she can on her craft!

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  24. say what

    shes showing a lot of maturity and
    growth right before our very eyes!

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    ... Reply:

    @say what, Maturity my ass. She always cursing somebody out on twitter! #immature

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  25. Eliana

    reallly good song!

    BUT SHE NEEDS TO STOP SINGING OVER HER TRACKS.

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  26. liyah

    I love that song so much, man elle est Belle dans cette photo:)

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  27. Alex!

    i think the hidden message is that instead of killing a man for being abusive to you, just leave him! (more than half of the women who are locked up, are behind bars b/c they killed their abuser!) good advice riri! (&i’m not even a real fan lol)

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  28. Jarvis

    Riggggghhhttt.. -_-

    so what about S&M?

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    NuNu Reply:

    @Jarvis, jarvis shut the hell up. s&m is a great song. #1 baby!

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  29. Daniel

    A little off-topic, yet related to Rihanna, wasn’t the “Fly” video w/ Nicki Minaj supposed to drop today? Rap-Up mentioned it like a month or two ago that Nicki planned to debut it for Memorial Day.

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    NuNu Reply:

    @Daniel, you’re right! but you have to think about it. this song is rihanna’s not nicki’s so they may release them at different times.

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  30. lick it

    This video is gonna be faiia

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  31. say what

    @MC @ B’ IS MY SONS
    YEA, SNOOZEFEST ALL THE WAY
    TO THE BANK

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  32. say what

    haters do a great job
    of keeping her name in there mouths
    she could care less about what others think

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  33. say what

    rihanna does not need people approval
    to be all she can be and her chart topping
    songs/albums sales speaks for her

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  34. say what

    to further prove that she is doing
    something right, regardless of what some people thinks is her great performances
    of her “mini concert on the today show”

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  35. Yeah

    another snooze fest but hey atleast her vids are better than her perfomances *Yawns*

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    yeah Reply:

    @Yeah, but I guess I COULD be doing something other than watching something I don’t like, right?

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  36. Lexx_Janay

    love this song!!! cant wait to see the video…the only reason i will be watching 106 & Park

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  37. Jfenty

    Yess!! I will be watching!! #rihannanavy

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  38. say what

    @maya,,, we get it you hateher therefore
    if you keep repeating the sos stuff that you tries to rain on rihanna’s parade with soon
    all will know just how delusional you are
    take yoyr medicine and skip all rihanna posts if rihanna upsets you that bad, the navy understans

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  39. say what

    love rihanna and all that she has accomplished for herself, and i like to count the super stars money also it’s fun and rihanna is holding it down for herself
    rihannas net worth just hold it steady rihanna because you are moving on out to DEEPER waters on your cruseliner!

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  40. ThomasMee

    I love Rihanna and how she put dat Caribbean spin on the song and stuck to her roots…..similar to Jessie J with her London accented vocals and Jessica Ferguson with her dance moves and the girl can sing too. You guy should check her out she’s dope

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  41. Moona Babez

    Man Downnn Is Myy Jammmmmmm !

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  42. artuCR

    RIHANNA THE BEST !!! <3 <3<3 LOV U!!! MAN DOWN!!!! WIIIII

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  43. TYGA

    RIHANNA WILL NEVER BE THE BEST TO ME PERSONALLY. IM NOT SAYING SHES NOT GOOD BUT PERSONALLY HER MUSIC DOSENT SUIT ME. LADY GAGA ON THE OTHER HAND MAKES ME FEEL GOOD. ALL RIHANNA DOES IS WHERE EXPENSIVE BOOTS.I LIKE HER ACCENT THOUGH ITS NICE BUT WHEN IT COMES TO MUSIC IS WHERE I GO. NEVER THE LESS JESUS IS MY VIRTUE SO DONT COME WITH THE ILLUMINATI CRAP CUZ RIHANNA IS IN IT TOO LOOK CLOSELY AT S&M PRINCESS ILLUMINATI IS SCRAWLED IN THE BEGINNING GAGA AS WELL BUT SHE IS CHANGING AS WE GO ALONG.YOU CAN TELL BETTER NOW THAN EVER.

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    uhhhh Reply:

    @TYGA, You call Rihanna out for Illuminati and don’t question Lady Gaga’s Judas lovin’, meat wearin’, so far out the box she got another box she poppin’ out of ass???

    ROTMFF! okay.

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