Angry Farmer to Topless Rihanna: Cover Up

Singer ordered to stop filming after 'inappropriate' behavior
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2011 10:34 AM CDT
Angry Farmer to Topless Rihanna: Cover Up
One of Rihanna's music video outfits.   (calsenisom)

A farmer in Northern Ireland may have given Rihanna permission to shoot her music video in his wheat field—but he most certainly did not give her permission to do so while topless. Alan Graham, 61, was forced to order the singer to cover up during yesterday’s “We Found Love” shoot, Fox News reports. The best part: He drove over to her on a tractor to deliver the command. Rihanna’s outfits included a mesh top, a red bra, an American flag bikini, and unbuttoned jeans ... and the Huffington Post notes that at one point she did go sans top. (Graham seems to confirm this to the BBC, saying in an interview that he wasn't bothered by her bikini top but by "a more state of undress.")

“If someone wants to borrow my field and things become inappropriate, then I say, ‘Enough is enough. You are not entitled to do that,’” says Graham, who adds that he was not previously familiar with Rihanna’s work. “I requested that they stop filming and they did. I had a conversation with Rihanna and I hope she understands where I'm coming from. We shook hands.” She continued filming at another location. Click for a picture of Rihanna scantily clad in her stars-and-stripes outfit. (Read more celebrity stories.)

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