Topless Rihanna Ruffles Farmer's Feathers
Hypothetically speaking, would y'all get mad if Rihanna took her top off --for the sake of art -- on your property?
Neither would we. But for one Irish farmer, the 23-year-old superstar's boobs were too much to handle.
Rihanna was on a Bangor, Ireland wheat farm yesterday filming naughty bits of the "We Found Love" video, a club-banger collaboration with Scottish DJ Calvin Harris. But when the Barbadian star ditched her top, land owner Alan Graham ruined the party.
"I thought it was inappropriate," he said. "I requested [that the film crew] stop, and they did. If someone wants to borrow my field and things become inappropriate, then I say, 'Enough is enough.'"
According to the 61-year old farmer, when he agreed to let production crews use part of his 60-acre plot of land to film the music video, details were vague.
"I never heard of Rihanna until someone called me requesting the use of my land," he said. "Someone explained she was as big as it gets as far as pop stars were concerned. I am a bit illiterate about those issues."
According to Graham, "There was no firm arrangement about borrowing the field. Everybody was done on an ad hoc basis."
Nevertheless, he welcomed crews with open arms and even helped around the set pre-Boobgate.
When recording equipment got stuck in the mud, he used to his tractor to pull it out. When a hole needed to be filled, Graham pitched in and covered it up with some straw. After all, it's what Jesus would have done in a similar situation, and Graham is a good Christian.
"I wish no ill will against Rihanna and her friends. Perhaps they could acquaint themselves with a greater God."
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