Rihanna has been told to put more clothes on – by a farmer in Northern Ireland.
DUP Alderman Alan Graham had allowed the pop star to film a new music video in his field but took exception when he went out to fetch his tractor and found her dressed in a way he deemed “unacceptable“.
“I thought it was inappropriate. I requested them to stop and they did,” he told the BBC. “I had my conversation with Rihanna and I hope she understands where I’m coming from. We shook hands.”
The 23-year-old singer had been given permission to use Graham’s field in Bangor, County Down, although the farmer admitted to not knowing who she was. “I didn’t know who was coming. If the name ‘Rihanna‘ had been mentioned, well, no disrespect but it wouldn’t have meant anything,” he explained.
Despite reports that Rihanna‘s presence was – quite literally – stopping traffic, as drivers watched her from the A2 near Ballyrobert, Graham remained adamant he did not want her to continue filming on his property.
“From my point of view, it was my land, I have an ethos and I felt it was inappropriate,” he said. “I wish no ill will against Rihanna and her friends. Perhaps they could acquaint themselves with a greater God.”
The Barbadian R&B star is one of the bestselling artists of all time. She is due to release her sixth album in December.
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Feeling free: The singer then stripped off her top to frolic in the field
R Rated: Rihanna’s raunchy moves saw production on her new music video halted after the farmer whose land she was filming on in Northern Ireland objected
‘Inappropriate’: Alan Graham, 61, asked for filming on We Found Love to stop when he saw the singer stripping off to a bikini
No hard feelings: The farmer told reporters,’She understood where I was coming from. We shook hands and parted company on good terms’
Smoking break: Rihanna also lit a cigarette up during the shoot in the field
Calling the shots: The Umbrella singer gives her own direction
Country girl: Riri gets down to business in Ireland
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American woman: A dirty looking Rihanna gets put through her paces
Causing a commotion: The filming caught the attention of locals including a group of girls who opened the back window of the bus to catch a glimpse on Rihanna
Lights, camera, action: Extra lighting is set up to capture the Bajan beauty