Rihanna at the Christian Dior Cruise fashion show in New York earlier this year. | Brad Barket/AP
Don’t expect to watch Rihanna on “60 Minutes” anytime soon.
The Barbadian singer’s song “Run This Town” was to be air in the background while Don Cheadle narrated a segment Thursday night. Instead, the NFL ran an update on the Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice.
When the news broke last week, some thought it was because she was the victim of domestic violence. She was assaulted by Chris Brown before the Grammys in 2009. CBS Chairman Sean McManus admitted to the Associated Press that Rihanna’s attack and how it related to the Rice story was ”among several factors considered but was not the overriding one.” The changes to the broadcast were meant to take a more journalistic, subdued tone.
Today, Rihanna took to Twitter to express her thoughts on the matter.