Another week, another Rihanna controversy.
No more than two months after having to fork out almost a $1,000,000 for plagiarizing the work of David Lachapelle in her video for the single ‘S&M’, Island beauty Rihanna has found herself being accused of stealing concepts once again.
This time from fashion photographer Sølve Sundsbø, for her latest music video, You Da One‘.
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In one scene in the well received video, the vocalist can be seen writhing on the ground as spots and shadows make unique shapes on what appears to be her nude body, and it is this scene in particular that had many a Sundsbo fan labelling Ms. Fenty a copy cat.
Because, any familiar with the photographer’s work would have spotted that the scene from Rihanna’s video is almost identical to images her created with Lithuanian model Edita Vilkeviciute.
While we have a great deal of respect for director Melina Matsoukas, it is no coincidence that the four videos that have seen Rihanna come under fire for plagiarism were directed by her.
From ‘swagger jacking’ Ebony Bonez in ‘Rude Boy‘, allegedly biting Cee -Lo Green‘s ‘No One’s Gonna Love You’ in ‘We Found Love‘ and ripping of La Chapelle in ‘S&M‘, it’s high time Melina learns to generate her own ideas for Rihanna, instead of stealing the work of artists more original than she is.
What do you think?
Are the similarities purely coincidental? Or is Rihanna pulling an Elvis and stealing ideas again.
Let us know!