Farmer tells Rihanna to keep top on

Though he’s never heard of Rihanna, Northern Ireland farmer Alan Graham, 61, gave her entourage permission to shoot a music video for her new single, “We Found Love” in his corn field, for no charge. When some of her crew’s equipment was stuck in mud, he even gave them a hand getting it out. However, he drew the line when Rihanna, who was wearing a stars-and-stripes bikini, suddenly took off her top. Graham climbed down from his tractor to protest. He told the BBC: “If someone wants to borrow my field and things become inappropriate, then I say, ‘Enough is enough. You are not entitled to do that’. I requested that they stop filming and they did. I had a conversation with Rihanna and I hope she understands where I’m coming from. We shook hands.” The farmer admits he’d never heard of the pop star. “I didn’t know who was coming. If the name ‘Rihanna’ had been mentioned, well, no disrespect but it wouldn’t have meant anything.” Graham says he has no regrets about putting a halt to the video. “From my point of view, it was my land, I have an ethos and I felt it was inappropriate,” he said. “I wish no ill will against Rihanna and her friends. Perhaps they could acquaint themselves with a greater God.”

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  1. TheTruth • September 27, 2011 @ 10:34 AM

    Salt of the earth I say.

  2. Silver • September 27, 2011 @ 10:53 AM

    At no cost??? What, she couldn’t afford to pay some rent to the guy?

  3. katie • September 27, 2011 @ 11:07 AM

    Im sure she could afford, he just seems like the type of man who wouldn’t charge!
    but good on him for sticking up for his beliefs!!

  4. Joshua • September 27, 2011 @ 12:33 PM

    Everything up to the comment about God i was ok. I draw the line on that one. : )~

  5. Germain • September 27, 2011 @ 6:33 PM

    I would pay to have a topless Rhianna in my field.

  6. Nobody Important • September 28, 2011 @ 12:25 AM

    I’m planting a whole heap of corn in my backyard next year.

  7. Andrea • September 28, 2011 @ 8:44 AM

    There are people with morals in this world? Amazing.

  8. mitch • September 28, 2011 @ 9:25 AM

    They still have the above picture. They went back to filming with Robyn…Uh I mean Rihanna….having her clothes on.

  9. brittany • September 29, 2011 @ 9:44 AM

    I’m sure it didn’t make any impression on her. She’s a skank thru and thru

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