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Rihanna is continuing to defend her controversial new video for “Man Down” after receiving harsh criticism from parenting groups.

As previously reported The Parents Television Council was outraged by the songstress’ visual, which shows her gunning down a man in a train station that sexually assaulted her.

Since then Rihanna’s taken to Twitter to defend the visual and most recently called into BET’s 106 and Park.

On Thursday’s episode, the songstress called in to say,

“Rape is unfortunately happening all over the world and in our own homes, and we continue to cover it up and pretend it doesn’t happen. Boys and girls feel compelled to be embarrassed about it and hide it from everyone, including their teachers, their parents and their friends. That only continues to empower the abusers.”


Rihanna also made sure to address her infamous incident with Chris Brown, adding that it has not caused her to be violent. Her overall message with the video however was just for her female fans to be careful.

“I’ve been abused in the past, and you don’t see me running around killing people in my spare time,” she said. “I just really want girls to be careful. Have fun, be sassy, be innocent, be sweet, be everything that you are. But just try not to be naive. That’s not coming from a parent but from a peer.”

Check out Rihanna calling in to ‘106’ about her “Man Down” video below.