Rihanna Takes An Angry Swipe At CBS For Pulling Her Song From Thursday Night Football Last Week (UPDATE)
Last week, CBS decided to pull Rihanna’s song “Run This Town” along with a narration by Don Cheadle from the opening of Thursday Night Football’s broadcast of the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers, and instead replace it with a discussion about domestic violence. At the time, CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus explained they chose to do so because after all the Ray Rice shit that had happened earlier that week, it no longer fit the tone they were going for. However, they did plan on using RiRi’s opening at a later date, and “Run This Town” is back for this week’s broadcast.
I guess RiRi was smoking space blunts on an alien yacht somewhere in the Blorg-6 Riviera, because it looks like she just got the memo that CBS is using her song for Thursday Night Football once again. Oh, and she is NOT having it. Princess Ooh-Na-Na took to Twitter to drag CBS for ever pulling her song in the first place:
I’m not sure what I love more: that RiRi combined a “Fuck you” with a “Y’all are sad” (it’s the peanut butter and chocolate of insults) or that she followed it up with a Dowager Countess-sounding “The audacity“. I pictured RiRi writing the first Tweet in a g-string and chinchilla-fur bikini top with a half-smoked blunt hanging out of her mouth, then changing into a high-necked Gibson Girl dress and grabbing a pair of opera glasses while throwing her nose in the air and haughtily declaring: “My goodness…THE AUDACITY! Charles, take a note on the telegraph – I want everyone to know how displeased I am with those boorish oafs at the Columbia Broadcasting System.”
Clearly CBS should apologize to RiRi, but a basic Hoops & Yoyo eCard isn’t going to cut it. If they really want to get on her good side, they should send over Don Cheadle nestled in a giant basket filled with decorative grass (you know what kind she likes) wrapped in a sash that says “Sorry we were RUDE BOYS, but we is BIG ENOUGH to admit we fucked up“. Don Cheadle can fix anything.
UPDATE: CBS has announced that they’re pulling Rihanna’s extraterrestrial warbling from the intro to Thursday Night Football for good and replacing it with some “newly created” theme music. THE AUDACITY!!!!