Rihanna's 'We Found Love' Music Video Gets Banned in France

Rihanna’s may think the video for “We Found Love” is her best ever, but her risque dance around Ireland has landed her in hot water yet again. Rihanna's "We Found Love" Music Video Gets Banned in FranceRihanna's explicit new We Found Love video has sparked controversy all over the world, with the French authorities banning it from being aired before 10pm.

The video, which shows a destructive relationship between a couple, can only be broadcast after 10 p.m. because their love scenes were deemed too "suggestive" to watch before the "watershed". 'We Found Love' topped the UK singles chart for a fifth week yesterday (November 20), making Rihanna the artist to have spent the most time at number one in 2011.

It also extended its reign atop the US Billboard Hot 100 last week. The video's director, Melina Matsoukas, recently defended the video's content in an interview with MTV News. "We love, obviously, to do provocative imagery ... we always try to definitely push the limits," she said.

The video for her single We Found Love has particularly drawn controversy by appearing to allude to her abusive relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. However, Rihanna is proud of the promo, tweeting recently: "We've never done a video like this before. This is probably one of the deepest videos I've ever done. It's all about love and love being like a drug. You definitely get that from this."

The Supreme Council of Audiovisual of France (CSA) has banned the release of the clip on any French channel. Rihanna's video for previous single 'S&M' was banned in over 10 countries and labelled inappropriate for minors on YouTube, while the star was accused of glorifying murder with her 'Man Down' clip, in which she shoots dead an apparent rapist.

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