I’m sure many of you may have already heard Rihanna’s latest song “S&M” – but in case you haven’t (or in case you haven’t been able to check out the video) I thought I’d share the link to her latest piece.
I heard the song a while back and now that the music video has come out, I can say - it is definitely not what I would have expected (but in a good way).
I’ve always been a fan of Rihanna’s music as well as a fan of sadomasochism (or really any form of sexual expression); yet I think it’s so interesting how a pop star can make something trendy (especially when you consider how taboo S&M is to many people).
The other night my roommates and I were sitting in our living room and one of them brought up the topic of Rihanna’s video – she just couldn’t believe how “out there” the video was. We then came to find out that this said roommate didn’t know what S&M stood for (so obviously it’s understandable why the video wouldn’t make much sense to her).
But then we thought to ourselves - how bizarre is it that young girls across the country will be singing along to Rihanna’s song, chanting the lyrics, “S-S-S-S.. M-M-M” and never have any indication to what the meaning is behind the acronym.
Say hello to sexual enlightenment via music.
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