Farmer Halts Video Shoot, Tells Rihanna to ‘Cover Up’

Sep 28, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A farmer who apparently didn’t know what he was agreeing to when he gave permission to pop superstar Rihanna to do a video shoot in his grain field ended up halting the shoot because he was offended by the singer’s scanty wardrobe, BBC reports.

Alan Graham said he was “fetching his tractor when he saw her and thought it was unacceptable,” the story reports. Graham’s farm is in Northern Ireland.

“I requested them to stop and they did," Graham said. "I had my conversation with Rihanna and I hope she understands where I’m coming from. We shook hands.”

Graham “admitted that he did not know who the 23-year-old sex symbol was when he got a phone call to ask for the use of his field in Bangor, County Down, for a pop video last week,” the story says.

Said Graham: "I didn’t know who was coming. If the name ‘Rihanna’ had been mentioned, well, no disrespect but it wouldn’t have meant anything."

During Monday’s video shoot, “Traffic practically ground to a halt near Ballyrobert as drivers strained to get a glimpse of the singer and her cavalcade,” the story reports. “Hundreds of people also gathered by the roadside to watch the impromptu performance with many local school children using their camera phones to record the event for posterity.”


Rihanna video shoot in Northern Ireland

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