Troubled singer Rihanna was spotted waiting for her ride outside her Los Angeles hotel today. Rihanna wore a black long sleeve tee with a print screen of legendary reggae star Bob Marley on the front. The 23-year-old Barbadian had just attended a business meeting at the hotel to discuss the marketing push for her next music video, "Man Down" which was filmed in Jamaica last month.

My sources tell me that business meetings with the singer rarely go well because her attention span is amazingly short.

"Man Down" is a reggae-influenced track in which the Barbadian singer shoots a man after an argument.

Video director Anthony Mandler gave MTV the scoop about the music video:

“We shot the video last month in Jamaica and it’s my favorite song she’s ever recorded, so I was really excited to get involved. And it’s just one of those songs that demands a strong narrative and visual, and let’s just say she let me go all the way.”

Mandler proceeds to unleash just about every available adjective to describe his enthusiasm for the project: “I think you can expect something that’s dramatic and shocking and intense and emotional and uplifting and enlightening.”

Based on Mandler’s description, it sounds like we can expect to see RiRi getting a little gangsta as she acts out the lyrics. This should be good!

‘Man Down’ appears on Rihanna’s album ‘Loud,’ which in only six months of release has produced the hits ‘Only Girl (In the World),’ ‘What’s My Name’ and ‘S&M.’ Source

  • 2know the ledge

    another cat in fussed single. ri ri can still get :hump: for real

  • http://twitter.com/candyrayne215 spongebobfan

    well i cant wait.. man down is a song i actually stomach from ri ri

  • kingstonn

    i NEEEED that shirt in my life.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8SdzwoIcwo LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    Knowledge are you fresh meat?????

  • StillASassyOne

    I heard the vocals on this song. :confused:

    As for watching Rihanna attempt to be "gangsta" on a track again.... I'd rather watch my period come on. *watches undies*

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8SdzwoIcwo LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    Sassy where you been

  • candibfly

    sassy :rofl:

  • KK76

    My attention span is horrible too, Rhi. :shrug:

  • Long Time Lurker

    LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS says:

    LoveLeigh
    Tell your hubby he can thank me for the fruit roll up trick!
    _____________________________________________________________

    One more time, and please forgive me. But uhm..... froot roll up?

    I'll have my wife thank you too. :yes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLYbDg242EY&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1 His_Mommy623

    am I the only one NOT impressed with this morbid ass song... :shrugs:

    its really not much of a song..ion get it!

    THAT WIG :wail:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLYbDg242EY&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1 His_Mommy623

    :dead: @ Sassy...I swear I love her soooo much :rofl:

  • candibfly

    she always killin someone :lol:

  • mrsloveleighwilliams

    we left the sex forum for this????? i'm befuddled

  • 2know the ledge

    yea double L i am fresh meat

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    :lol: SASSY LOCA!!

  • kingstonn

    did this bish say befuddled? :rofl:

  • mrsloveleighwilliams

    @SASO...please get up and :kona:
    that comment was sooo funny. It has to be bad for you to be waiting on Aunt Flo to show

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyGUesyG7bU JayYellaLover

    WTF is a Barbadian?

    Bajan.....

  • StillASassyOne

    Hey Candi, His, Brown! :waves:

    I've been working (really effin hard) so I'm only able to get on sparingly. I gotta run in and run out when massa ain't watching over me. I've missed playing with you guys!

    Plus- I need some entertainment- having a SUPER sh*tty week so far and it's only day fukkin TUESDAY!!

  • mirsmommy

    :rofl: at that damn Sassy!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • StillASassyOne

    And :hug: :waves: Laker & Loveleigh!!!

    I've been on punishment (having to actually do WORK!) :mad:

  • mrsloveleighwilliams

    Yes Kingstonn.....befudled! Aunt San don't even like Rhi anymore!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8SdzwoIcwo LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    Knowledge
    I'm sure you've been luerkin so you know the routine
    male/female
    age etc and shyt

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6YnCKsYXEM&feature=player_embedded#at=189 YSoSerious

    What SASO said.

    At least that red is a better hue than the one on her head. And the cramps aren't as bad as the ones her voice gives me either. :coffee:

  • kingstonn

    @ jay yella
    :rofl:
    i was wondering that too.

  • mirsmommy

    YSoSerious says:

    What SASO said.

    At least that red is a better hue than the one on her head. And the cramps aren’t as bad as the ones her voice gives me either.
    _______________

    Can you and Sassy please get the fluck outta this post?!?!?!?!?!? :rofl:

    :rofl:

  • StillASassyOne

    Hey Mirs!!!

    :cosign: Yso! At the end of the day- either way, I'll still be looking at a red blob at the end of the day. :shrug:

    Aight-gotta run folks! House niggas are back. Love you all! Don't forget me!! :wail:

  • mirsmommy

    :bye: Sassy.

  • 2know the ledge

    male,34 don't have a fav poster but double L you kill me with some of your post and the lip pic is a fool :applause:

  • candibfly

    supposedly there is such a term and bajan is the shortened version (according to the dictionary) but i am not an expert :shrugs:

  • CFREE

    ITS A CODE 10, MAN DOWN SITUATION~FRANKIE :danban1:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    His_Mommy623 says:

    am I the only one NOT impressed with this morbid ass song…
    __________________

    No, you're not. It sounds great if you blast it in the car though :lol:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    JayYellaLover says:

    WTF is a Barbadian?
    _______________

    A native of Barbados :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8SdzwoIcwo LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    Knowledge what's your 20

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    candibfly says:

    supposedly there is such a term and bajan is the shortened version
    __________________

    How do you get the word 'Bajan' out of the word 'Barbados'? wheres the j? :shrug:

  • http://www.twitter.com/improv4 CLowe1215

    I like the song, it's got a nice reggae feel to it. Maybe the video will be decent!

  • Long Time Lurker

    I'm still new so excuse the odd question: Is SR responding to you the equivalent to getting a 'retweet'. Just askin' :shrugs:

  • CFREE

    Did the chick say rather watch my "period" come on?

    :ghost: bury me a "g" :bye:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6YnCKsYXEM&feature=player_embedded#at=189 YSoSerious

    Sandra Rose says:

    His_Mommy623 says:

    am I the only one NOT impressed with this morbid ass song…
    __________________

    No, you’re not. It sounds great if you blast it in the car though
    ********************************
    Is the hypothetical car going off a bridge? Cause that's the only way I would enjoy this; knowing that the tympanic torture would be ending soon. :coffee:

  • candibfly

    Sandra Rose says:

    candibfly says:

    supposedly there is such a term and bajan is the shortened version
    __________________

    How do you get the word ‘Bajan’ out of the word ‘Barbados’? wheres the j?
    -----------------------------

    i don't know. that's what i read :shrugs:

  • CFREE

    @2know the ledge :welcome: :hug:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    :lol: @ Sass :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8SdzwoIcwo LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    Knowledge
    SO um what sz shoe you wear?????

  • 2know the ledge

    NC double L, the video will have her doing what she always does slow whine might watch it but will have the volume all the way down ri ri is best seen and not heard :yahoo:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    Shocking and Rihanna ohhhh okay wtf else is new - that got damn wig is SHOCKING enough :coffee:

  • Anna

    Long Time Lurker says:

    I’m still new so excuse the odd question: Is SR responding to you the equivalent to getting a ‘retweet’. Just askin’
    ~~~~~
    I don't know what a retweet is, Sandra responding is just that, her responding.

  • http://twitter.com/candyrayne215 spongebobfan

    So if we survive this may 21st thing imma tweet rihanna and demand her to let the red go...its time ri ri its time

  • 2know the ledge

    14 double L

  • CFREE

    @YSO, Y we got do it like that huh? :no:
    BTW, how u going suga :hug:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    Im hungry an we have fresh meat in here :coffee:

  • CFREE

    *gotta I HATE WHN I DO THAT! :smack:

  • mirsmommy

    :wtf: is Alex aka Rachetness????????

  • Feline Feminine

    @spongebobfan

    its time ri ri its time
    ___

    I just thought of the final scene in 'Belly' when I read this... :lol:

  • renegadesince1985

    @Sandra

    Bajan is a colloquial term for Barbadian

    The song is aight.... :coffee:

    Everybody wanna rep JA....

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8SdzwoIcwo LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    14!!!!!
    So um where you located

  • CFREE

    MIRS! Thats what the fluk i wana kno... PAGING ALLLEEXXXX!!! :waves:
    AND PHROOOO, da hail going on bruh? I miss dying a trillion times :wail:

  • kingstonn

    @ Sandra
    A native of Barbados is called a Bajan my dear.

  • 2know the ledge

    well feel free to feast choco :peace:

  • 2know the ledge

    In NC right now Double L

  • CFREE

    WHO WEARING A SIZE FO-TEEN?? :yahoo:

  • kingstonn

    @ rene
    As usual we are >>>>>here <<<<<<< :lol:

  • renegadesince1985

    kingstonn says:

    i NEEEED that shirt in my life.

    I have one...I think I got it on Amazon...just Google "Bob Marley High Times Shirt"

  • 2know the ledge

    thanks for the welcome c-free :)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8SdzwoIcwo LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    Knowledge you got any pics??????

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6YnCKsYXEM&feature=player_embedded#at=189 YSoSerious

    @CFREE

    I's good.

    I see that you's good too in that there pic. :thumbsup:

  • CFREE

    :offtopic:
    FYI, to the fellas it is not cute when u meet a woman to introduce urself as ur nickname that junebug in them call u mmkay? tis all :coffee:

  • yallcrazy

    Hey Cfree & Mirs!
    She's on lockdown at the J O B!

  • mirsmommy

    yallcrazy says:

    Hey Cfree & Mirs!
    She’s on lockdown at the J O B!
    ___________________________

    Heyyyyyy Yall :waves:

    What it do????

  • ValerieB1

    I REALLY JUST DONT CARE FOR HER!

  • CFREE

    2knowledge anytime ;)

    YSO, im gud if u's gud :yes:

  • yallcrazy

    @Cfree
    So, ya met Pooh Bear at lunch, huh?
    :rofl:

  • Mr.BluPhi

    Sandra Rose says:

    candibfly says:
    supposedly there is such a term and bajan is the shortened version
    __________________
    How do you get the word ‘Bajan’ out of the word ‘Barbados’? wheres the j?
    ______________________________________________________________________________

    I think bajan describes the things from Barbados .... the cooking, the clothes.....etc...

  • CFREE

    YallCrazy wazup guhl!!! :peace:

  • yallcrazy

    Mirs, It do what it do.

    (At least the last time that I checked, it did)

    #beenawhile :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8SdzwoIcwo LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    Niccah slow as usual :coffee:

  • Mr.BluPhi

    Didnt she jus release a video

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6YnCKsYXEM&feature=player_embedded#at=189 YSoSerious

    @LUSCIOUS

    I see you. :rofl:

    Inbreeding is a terrible thang, ain't it? :coffee:

  • CFREE

    :thinking:

    pooh bear?? :shrug:

  • CFREE

    pooh bear needs to take that ratchetness elsewhr >>>> :kona:

  • 2know the ledge

    yea got pics will post later gotta get back to the grind b4 i hit this clock

  • mirsmommy

    yallcrazy says:

    Mirs, It do what it do.

    (At least the last time that I checked, it did)

    #beenawhile
    ______________

    :lol:

  • mirsmommy

    :dead: @ Luscious LoLo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rofl:

  • SamYell JacksEm is AWESOME

    ValerieB1 says:

    I REALLY JUST DONT CARE FOR HER!
    ________________________________________________
    I don't know why but this just actually made me laugh out loud...........

  • CFREE

    FeFe in here?

  • SamYell JacksEm is AWESOME

    @Mirs
    I like your face.......

  • Princess Pleasure Me

    *makes a note to check Mirs gravi when I get home*

  • http://twitter.com/candyrayne215 spongebobfan

    Barbadian, Bajan are both correct if anyone still cares lol

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Sam...Me too! :yes:

  • yallcrazy

    @Cfree78

    That was my question to this comment...Thought you met somebody

    FYI, to the fellas it is not cute when u meet a woman to introduce urself as ur nickname

  • MzDimplez1123

    :blink: Good Lawd it's Priness... :love:

  • Princess Pleasure Me

    *thinks Blu was one of my old geography teachers because I thought Bajans came from Baja :shrug: *

  • MzDimplez1123

    **Princess

  • Princess Pleasure Me

    *hopes MzD don't mind me e-molesting her thighs*

  • Mr.BluPhi

    Princess Pleasure Me says:

    *thinks Blu was one of my old geography teachers because I thought Bajans came from Baja
    ___________________________________________________________________________

    LMFAOOOO...I dont know. Im the slow one round here....lol.

  • mirsmommy

    SamYell JacksEm is AWESOME says:

    @Mirs
    I like your face…….
    ______________________

    Awwww, thanks Awesome and Dimpz. :ashamed: <-----really me blushing. :lol:

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ PPE.......... :no:

  • MzDimplez1123

    I sure don't :D

  • mirsmommy

    Princess Pleasure Me says:

    *makes a note to check Mirs gravi when I get home*
    _________________________
    *rubs eyes* is that Princess????????

    :yahoo:

  • Princess Pleasure Me

    <----- has never slept with a cousin or uncle..... but does have blonde haired tendencies....

  • Princess Pleasure Me

    Hey Mirs..... and whomever else is still lurking. I hadn't quite been myself (so I just lurked) but am coming around and missed each and every one of you..

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8SdzwoIcwo LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    Well folks I'm out so yall have a good one

  • SunRiseBlossom

    As for watching Rihanna attempt to be “gangsta” on a track again…. I’d rather watch my period come on. *watches undies*

    _____________________________________________________________________
    :cosign:

    I do not Like Rihanna!!! :rofl:

  • mirsmommy

    Princess Pleasure Me says:

    Hey Mirs….. and whomever else is still lurking. I hadn’t quite been myself (so I just lurked) but am coming around and missed each and every one of you..
    ____________________

    I hope you're feeling better!!!!!! And we missed you too!!!!!!

    *whispers* You need me to handle a few muhfuggas for you?????? :shotsfired: I ain't get my hands dirty in a minute.

    #ratnation

  • Princess Pleasure Me

    @mirs Thanks! I got it though.. You know Daddy don't play bout his baby.

  • CFREE

    @Ya'llcrazy i know, i was really that confused when the guy gave me the name :blink:

    :lol:

    GOODNITE FOLKS :bye:

  • yallcrazy

    Good night Errbody!!! :waves:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6YnCKsYXEM&feature=player_embedded#at=189 YSoSerious

    PRINCESS!! :waves:

  • mirsmommy

    I am beyond pissed @Yso!!!!!!! That damn gravi is horrendous!!!!! :wails:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    I cant see Yso's gravi send it to me Mirs pls

  • Daisy

    I love this song :dance: Hope the video is good

  • sdotgerald

    yessir

  • Cha Chillin

    2know the ledge says:

    14 double L

    *COMEPLETELY FAINTS :ghost:

  • Vegas T

    Howdy Sandra! FINALLY got access to the site and am FINALLY making comments! Persistent much? Yes! LOL

    Your twitter friend @vegast702 :)

  • xamaycan

    Love this song...will be lookin forward to the video i love it when she does caribbean inspired songs!

  • Cha Chillin

    OH HELLO X .. :hug: I see you got the pic sitchiation in check... :thumbsup:

  • xamaycan

    Hey Cha :hug: yes I did:-)

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Vegas T says:

    Howdy Sandra! FINALLY got access to the site and am FINALLY making comments! Persistent much? Yes! LOL

    Your twitter friend @vegast702 :)
    __________________

    :welcome:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-2FbKnu2ec&fmt=18 JayYellaLover

    You know, it's amazing to me what people consider "good" music these days.

  • Daisy

    @114 :cosign:

    Good Music is all a matter of opinion thats not breaking news :coffee: Everything aint for everybody

  • pyt4lyfe

    I love me some Rihanna, but this song encourages people to think she is CRAZY. The beat is bumpin' though. I love that Bob Marley shirt.

  • LA_Finest

    love this song good to see her doing a caribbean inspired songs!

    @kingstonn :waves:

  • Destinee

    That song is the best song on her CD! Oh momma momma, momma, I just shot a man down! In front of a big ole crowd!!! AAAAAAAAA!!!

  • Applered27

    I hope she switched up that damn wig in this new video. That would be shocking enough for me.

    The song is ok, I’m sure if it is played enough it will create a definite buzz.