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Rihanna has a few chouce words for CBS…”F*ck You” after cutiing her pretaped intro for Thursday Night Football last week. The segment was scrapped following the controversial domestic violence incident with Ray Rice and his wife. Rihanna tweeted, “CBS you pulled my song last week, now you wanna slide it back in this Thursday? NO, F*ck you! Y’all are sad for penalizing me for this. The audacity…”
The segment will run this week, but was pulled last week after the NFL scrambled to resolve all the bad press from the Rice incident and how it was handled. Rihanna felt she was being penalized for her own 2009 domestic violence incident with Chris Brown.
Update: CBS has decided not to go on with Rihanna’s football intro. “Beginning this Thursday, we will be moving in a different direction with some elements of our Thursday Night Football open,” CBS Sports said in a statement. “We will be using our newly created ‘Thursday Night Football’ theme music to open our game broadcast.”
Update #2: Rihanna was the one who pulled the song after the initial diss from CBS. Rihanna’s rep tells TMZ, “Due to the misuse and misrepresentation of Rihanna’s name and participation in connection to CBS TNF, CBS was not allowed to license and utilize the song ‘Run This Town.’ Roc Nation made the decision to not grant the song’s usage.”