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Listen To This: Beast With Sebastian!

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If a white girl had done Rihanna's Man Down, it would be this song! With a little No Doubt flavor for extra spice!

Check out Wild Belle's Keep You (above)!

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Dutch Singer Anouk Covers Rihanna's Man Down

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SUPER talented Dutch Singer, Anouk, did it again!!!

This time, she mashes up her own track, Been Here Before off her 2011 release, To Get Her Together, with Rihanna's Man Down.

Take a listen (above)!!

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Brooke Mueller Fall Down & Go Boom! Continued Poor Judgement To Blame

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Um, so how can we expedite the getting this chick into rehab process? Clearly, she is in need for some help!

Saturday night, Brooke Mueller nearly came face-to-face with the pavement when she bolted out of Beverly Nightclub in West Hollywood and tried to avoid being seen by the paparazzi. Her "dramatic" exit, in which she covered her head with her sweater, almost resulted in her falling over a car. She then ran into Jerry's Deli next door and snuck out from there.

Hey! Brooke! Do you know what is attached to your head that you covered up? Your EYES! Don't know if you have heard, but most people use those to see where they are going! Just something to keep in mind for next time.

Charlie Sheen must be so proud.

[Image via National Photo Group.]

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Gabrielle Union Defends Rihanna's Man Down Video

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Rihanna's been getting a lot of backlash from people since she released her Man Down video. Yeah, we get that it is controversial, but we still maintain that there is a larger message attached to the vid's graphic "murder" scene that a lot people are getting.

Someone who does get it is actress Gabrielle Union. In a slew of very personal tweets, Gabrielle revealed how as a survivor of rape, she understood the message RiRi was trying to convey with her video and also revealed that she actually tried to shoot her own rapist in the most horrific moment of her life. She confessed to her followers:

"Saw ‘Man Down’ by @rihanna. Every victim/survivor of rape is unique, including how they THINK they’d like justice 2 be handed out.

Stranger who robbed the store I worked at. He put his gun dwn durin the rape & asked me 2 [hand] it 2 him.

During my rape I tried 2 shoot my rapist, bt I missed. Over the yrs I realized tht killin my rapist would've added insult 2 injury. The DESIRE 2 kill someone whose abused/raped u is understandable, bt unless its self defense n the moment 2 save ur life, just ADDS 2 ur troubles #mandown."

Wow. Such an awful thing to have lived through. But, thankfully, she did live through it and now she does such wonderful, empowering work with rape crisis centers in this country. Really inspiring.

And see, there is the true message of the video:

Rise above the horror that has happened in your life, don't sink down to it. Words to live by.

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Rihanna Responds To More Man Down Backlash!

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Wow! So articulate! And so right!

Rihanna is once again speaking out about the controversy surrounding her latest music video for Man Down, and called in to 106 & Park to discuss why it's so important that she included the murder scene in the clip!

Check out the interview (above)!

She pretty much sums it up perfectly when she says:

“Rape is happening all over the world and right in our own home and we continue to cover it up and pretend it doesn’t happen. I personally don’t condone violence or murder. I’ve been abused in the past and you don’t see me running around killing people in my spare time. I just want girls to be careful.”

Exactly! It's her right to sing about whatever she wants, and we think it's inspiration that she's using her platform to bring awareness to REAL-LIFE VIOLENCE that happens in society every day that doesn't get the attention and repercussions it NEEDS!

So proud of you for holding your ground, gurl!

You're doing the right thing!

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RiRi's New Video Has Upset The Children Parents

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Rihanna's new video Man Down (above) is causing a lot of trouble in just one day. The Parents Television Council has come forward to put RiRi on blast for having a "cold, calculated execution of murder" in the vid. They do not approve - but maybe they don't understand.

The council's argument against the video is that gunning down a man, regardless of the fact that he is a rapist, in a crowded, public area is NOT the sort of message RiRi should be sending to her fans and isn't a suitable form of justice. In their statement with regards to the video, the council adds:

"If Chris Brown shot a woman in his new video and BET premiered it, the world would stop. Rihanna should not get a pass …"

Okay, they aren't wrong there, but did they have the sound off when they were watching this video? Do they not hear the lyrics? The song isn't about justifying killing someone who has hurt you. The song is about how violence shouldn't beget more violence. It's about a woman doing the unthinkable after having the unthinkable done to her - and feeling remorse about it. At least, that is our interpretation.

What do U think? Does the PTC have a point or are they reaching for conflict?

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Leona Covers RiRi!

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This is so, SO RAD!

Leona Lewis stopped by London's Radio 1 Live Lounge today and performed a pretty incredible mash-up of her smash single, Better In Time, mixed with Rihanna's Man Down!

Check out the re-working of the songs (above)!

We absolutely adore this! Doesn't her voice sound absolutely fantastic?!

Get going on that third album, gurl! We're so excited to see what direction you're taking your sound!

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