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Rihanna: 'S&M' Video Not Considered Fair Use

Rihanna: 'S&M' Video Not Considered Fair Use

Rihanna sports a retro look while heading to a photo shoot in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday (July 27).

The 23-year-old singer will be heading to court next month in New York City over a copyright claim that photographer David LaChapelle filed against her for her “S&M” video.

David alleged that scenes in the video are rip-offs of his own work.

The judge threw out Rihanna‘s claim of fair use, stating that “both works share the frantic and surreal mood of women dominating men in a hypersaturated, claustrophobic domestic space.”

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  • tal

    stunning

  • Lea

    I am no fan but I don’t think that Rihanna should be the one being sued but rather her creative team or whatever they are called

  • Lea

    I am no fan, but I do not think that Rihanna should be the one being sued but rather her artistic or creative team whatever they are called.

  • Ben

    1. Rihanna would never do something like that.
    2. Even if she did she made it a lot better than that man ever would have.
    3. A lot of people have ideas that are similar so why doesn’t he just excuse the fact that he’s wrong and stop trying to take her money and put his lame little name on the map.

  • marko

    Man, she’s rough..

  • unknown

    That outfit is not flattering at all. She’s always had big thighs but that outfit + no heels really makes her look… fat

  • lala

    she loooks soooo gooood!

  • smh

    Her team should’ve changed the scenes and stuff….it looks so similar.
    But I do love that video.

  • Mayle

    @Ben: You sound really clueless. One of those people who assumes that the bigger star is better because you don’t know the ‘other person’. Well let me tell you this, he had every right to so. This girl doesn’t have an original bone in her body.

  • Alaia

    Ladies and gentleman: http://www.google.com/search?q=rihanna+david+lachapelle&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1503&bih=607

    So good to see someone exposing her for the talentless bore she is. Can someone to do this Gaga, Katy and Kesha etc… now?

  • Elisilla

    That’s Rihanna? Wow, her make up artist is good, cause she looks really bad without make up. And that outfit, not the best choice!

  • bajan

    RI LOOKS COOL

  • TMNox

    Rihannna is being sued because she, along with the video’s director and producers, “wrote” the concept for the music video. She’s just as responsible as the rest of them.

    That’s what happens with semi-talent entertainers try to play puppet master rather than stay on the stage.

  • Oye Vey

    I think Rihanna needs a spanking LOL

  • deb

    Rihanna is a beautiful woman.

  • xx

    THUNDER THIGHS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SeeFSee

    Get Her David, someone has to

  • Rihanna FAN96

    I hate Laachapelle hes a GAY ! rihanna doenst deserve it S and M is a beautiful video HE wants to get money from rihanna I want him to DIE !
    ALL SO FCUK YOU ALL HATERS

  • Rihanna FAN96

    I hate Laachapelle hes a GAY ! rihanna doenst deserve it S and M is a beautiful video HE wants to get money from rihanna I want him to DIE !
    ALL SO FCUK YOU ALL HATERS

  • LisaLipps

    Not flattering at all. Is that really her?

  • Boo

    Her natural hair! Finally! Let’s hope she leaves the red wig at home forever!

  • Lalalove

    @Rihanna FAN96:
    Did you just wish death on someone over something so trivial? You need desperate help, you f******ked up stan. Besides, the similarities are hard to ignore. Whoever produced the video is nothing but a thief.

  • Lalalove

    @Boo:
    That’s not her hair. Look closer. And, I believe her hair is relaxed (and dyed, for that matter), so, it wouldn’t look like that. Hence, nothing “natural” about it. Rihanna is beautiful no matter what though.

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