Rihanna Says NFL and CBS Distorted Her ‘Thursday Night’ Involvement

Singer Rhianna attends the Adam Selman - Presentation - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Algus Greenspon Gallery on September 5, 2014 in New York City
TMZ has more details about Rihanna’s tiff with the NFL and CBS, claiming neither party had the right to make it appear as if she was part of the Ravens/Steelers Thursday night pre-game show … and had no right to single her out when it was pulled.
Sources connected with Rihanna tell TMZ she grew livid when someone sent her the joint NFL/CBS press release last week, with the headline, “CBS & NFL Network ‘Run This Town’ for Thursday Night Football Open with Music Featuring Rihanna & Narration by Don Cheadle.”
TMZ reports:
In fact Rihanna never did anything special for the game. All CBS/NFL did was license a Jay Z song that featured Rihanna.
Rihanna’s rep tells TMZ, “Due to the misuse and misrepresentation of Rihanna’s name and participation in connection to CBS TNF, CBS was not allowed to license and utilize the song ‘Run This Town.’ Roc Nation made the decision to not grant the song’s usage.”
Translation: Because her name was used to promote the show, she felt she then had the right to block the production.
As previously reported, Rihanna cursed out CBS on Twitter for yanking the production and insinuating it was because she was the victim of domestic violence.
CBS’s plan was to use the Jay Z song along with a voiceover by Don Cheadle that would be customized for each match up — but CBS said today the song will not be used.
Read more at https://www.eurweb.com/2014/09/rihanna-says-nflcbs-distorted-her-thursday-night-involvement/#YXSpcAOcUsC0cvIZ.99

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