WATCH: Rihanna’s controversial Man Down video

The singer pulls the trigger in her latest reggae-inspired offering

She’s no stranger to a spot of controversy, but it seems super-songstress Rihanna could be about to become a topic of conversation once again.

The singer debuted intense new video Man Down in the US yesterday, and already, it has set tongues wagging…

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Shot on location in Jamaica, the Bajan beauty’s five-minute long music movie begins with her shooting a man in the back, as he makes his way through a busy street.

But as the gritty video reverts to the previous day, it soon becomes apparent Rhi’s outburst is the result of a violent, late-night struggle, which seemingly ends in rape.

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Alluding to her past, as a victim of domestic violence, Rhianna told Twitter fans: ‘Its #Gritty #GULLY #Emotional #JAMRock Very strong underlying message 4 girls like me! #listentoyomama.’

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‘Young girls/women all over the world…we are a lot of things!’ she added.

‘We’re strong innocent fun flirtatious vulnerable, and sometimes our innocence can cause us to be naïve! We always think it could NEVER be us, but in reality, it can happen to ANY of us!

‘So ladies be careful and #listentoyomama. I love you and I care!’

WATCH Rihanna’s Man Down video here…

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