An Irish alderman and farmer who leased out the field on his property to the producers of Rihanna's next video shut down filming when he decided that Rihanna was just getting a little bit too risqué. Alan Graham, the man in question, said that there was "no formal agreement" between him and Rihanna's people and that producers did, in fact, agree to stop when he made his objections known. Luckily, it seems like everyone was pretty calm and respectful about the situation. And hey, he even got to talk to Rihanna herself! Not too shabby… unless you don't know who she is:
"I had my conversation with Rihanna and I hope she understands where I'm coming from. We shook hands," he said…
"I didn't know who was coming. If the name 'Rihanna' had been mentioned, well, no disrespect but it wouldn't have meant anything," he explained.
So for him, it was really more like getting to talk to that young hussy who'd been gyrating in his yard, but I bet he still won't forget it. Graham never exactly says what, exactly, was the thing that made him speak up (the crew had already been filming for a while), but it seems to have something to do with her bikini top (seen above) and maybe her choreography getting more sexual?
"From my point of view, it was my land, I have an ethos and I felt it was inappropriate.
"I wish no ill will against Rihanna and her friends. Perhaps they could acquaint themselves with a greater God," he said.
I have known many old Irish people in my life, most of them related to me, and let me just say: that is such an old Irish person thing to say. It's nice, it's polite, it's reasonable enough… aaaand there comes the hint of judgment!