What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Unapologetic is one of the most mature albums yet from Rihanna, featuring lots of profanity ("f--k" and more), heavy references to sex and substance use, and mentions of spending money and material things. Moreover, the album makes it clear that Rihanna has no remorse about reuniting with her abusive boyfriend, singer Chris Brown. There is an edited version available.
What's the story?
UNAPOLOGETIC is the seventh full-length album in the explosive career of Rihanna, one of the hottest R&B artists on the music scene. The record features 14 tracks along with major guest stars like Eminem, David Guetta, and Chris Brown -- the singer's former boyfriend who was charged with assaulting her in 2009. The deluxe version of the album includes two remixes of the first single, "Diamonds," along with footage from her LOUD tour.
Is it any good?
The intense tone of many of these tunes matches their serious lyrics, with lots of deep, driving beats. Ironically, the lightest song is "Nobody's Business," Rihanna's duet with Chris Brown -- though it's hard to absorb the breezy sound in light of their troubled past.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about why Rihanna would get back together with someone who has physically abused her. What message does that send to her fans?
As a society, do we expect celebrities to follow a certain code of conduct? Is Rihanna required to be a role model? Why or why not?
Do you think teaming up with or singing about Chris Brown helps or hurts Rihanna's image and career? If you could talk to Rihanna, what advice would you give her?