It seems Rihanna is happy her music video for the raunchy single âS&Mâ was banned in 11 countries and restricted online. In a recent interview, the R&B/Pop star says the video is her favorite of all time and that she plans to top it.
âI think that the ban worked out because I donât think people would have been that curious if there wasnât some controversy involved or connected to it,â Rihanna told Extra during Allstar weekend. âS&M is my favorite video that I ever ever done and I canât wait to keep making more incredible videosâ¦S&M is going to be a hard one to beat.â
And why wouldnât she? Last week âS&Mâ jumped from 31-8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and sold 145,000 downloads. âS&Mâ is Rihannaâs 18th top 10 single on the Hot 100.
Moving from one controversy to another, recently, real estate tycoon Donald Trump voiced his frustrations concerning Rihanna, after she canceled a planned gig hours before she was to appear at his private club Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, for a fund-raiser for the Boston-based Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
âI thought that (Rihanna bailing) was insulting to everyone,â Trump tells Page2Live. âBut for Rihanna to go to the (NBA) All-Star game and perform after she told us she was sick, that is just a lack of respect.
Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson filled in for Rihanna last minute and Trump had all great things to say about her.
âBut, nothing was missed. Jenniferâs a beautiful girl,â says Trump. âShe came on her day off even though she performs almost every night. She is an unbelievable talent, and her voice is better.â