The Bajan beauty was left fuming, after her risqué S&M track was renamed Come On by bosses
Rihanna’s no stranger to causing controversy - and the Bajan beauty has done just that in recent weeks, releasing risqué track S&M, along with a red-hot video. But now the star’s been left fuming, after learning bosses changed the title of her song, to make it more radio friendly.
It was first rumoured Radio One changed the title themselves – from S&M to Come On – to allow it to be played on the Sunday afternoon chart show, also ditching racier words ‘sex,’ ‘chains,’ and ‘whips,’ from the chorus.
Now it’s thought Rihanna’s record label toned down the song – which entered the charts at number 20 - amid fears the racier version would not make commercial play lists.
But whoever changed the name certainly did not inform Rihanna. The star was alerted to the newly christened track, after a fan pointed it out to her on Twitter.
‘Are you f**king kidding me??? I'm on it!’ Rhi wrote in reply.
And when asked if she approved of the title, she fumed, ‘Absolutely NOT!!!’
But Rihanna needn’t worry. The BBC have revealed they still play to plan the un-edited version of the track, but will be saving it for after hours.
‘During daytime hours, as younger audiences are listening, we are playing the radio edit which is called Come On,’ a spokesman said in a statement.
‘However, we will continue to play the original track in specialist shows with an appropriate introduction.
'It is common practice to play radio edits of certain tracks in daytime.
What are your thoughts on Rihanna’s latest single? Should the name have been changed? Is she becoming too risqué? Let us know in the comments box below.
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