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Rihanna’s S&M rant

Rihanna launched a broadside at BBC Radio 1 after the station broadcast a ‘clean’ version of her saucy new single.

However, it was revealed that the final decision on censoring her latest single S&M came not from radio bosses but from her own label.

‘Are you f*cking kidding me???’ the Umbrella hitmaker tweeted, after hearing about the radio edit. ‘I'm on it!’

A new version of the track was included in Sunday’s chart. Entitled ‘Come On’, it had all the racy references to ‘sex’, ‘chains’ and ‘whips’ edited out. Rihanna vowed to route out the prudes responsible for the edit. ‘U okay with this Come On situation?’ asked one fan on Twitter. ‘Absolutely NOT!!!’ she replied.

But she needn’t go far to find the culprits - her own label, Island Def Jam, admitted to making the changes. ‘It is common practice to play radio edits of certain tracks in the daytime,’ a BBC spokes person told Newsbeat. ‘During daytime hours, as younger audiences are listening, we are playing [Rihanna's] radio edit, which is called Come On. However, we will continue to play the original track in specialist shows with an appropriate introduction.’

It’s certainly a rum deal to have your song about S&M removed of all its S&M references and renamed behind your back. That said, Rihanna has little other cause to complain – her latest album, Loud, has already gone three-times platinum in the UK.

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