Rihanna Director Promises ‘Shocking’ Video for ‘Man Down’
Rihanna just unveiled her 'California King Bed' video earlier this month, but she's already shot a clip for 'Man Down,' and director Anthony Mandler promises the video will take the pop star in a new direction.
'Man Down' is a reggae-influenced track in which the Barbadian singer shoots a man after an argument. Mandler gives MTV the scoop about the accompanying video clip:
"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.'
Watch Rihanna's 'California King Bed' Video