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Farmer Halts Topless Rihanna Shoot
September 27, 2011
The owner of a farm in Northern Ireland where Rihanna was filming a music video stopped the shoot when the R&B star went topless.
Rihanna -- who is in Northern Ireland this week to perform three concerts -- was filming the video Monday in Alan Graham's wheat field east of Belfast for her new single, We Found Love.
The singer made several wardrobe changes, switching from a flannel shirt into a stars-and-stripes bikini, a red bra, a mesh black top, and finally went topless before the farmer climbed off his tractor to protest. "From my point of view, it was my land, I have an ethos and I felt it was inappropriate," the farmer told reporters.
Graham -- who said he didn't know who was coming but would not have recognized Rihanna's name anyway -- said the two chatted afterward and ended on a friendly note. "I had a conversation with Rihanna. I hope she understands where I'm coming from. We shook hands."