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Rihanna Slams CBS for Pulling Her ‘Thursday Night Football’ Segment

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Yikes! Rihanna is not happy that her segment was pulled from last week’s Thursday Night Football pre-game show.

As we previously reported, a segment featuring Rihanna and Jay Z‘s ‘Run This Town’ was cut from the Sept. 11 broadcast in light of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident. Earlier this morning (Sept. 16), Rihanna took to Twitter to respond to the network’s decision.

“CBS you pulled my song last week, now you wanna slide it back in this Thursday? NO,  F— you! Y’all are sad for penalizing me for this,” she tweeted, adding, “The audacity…”

In a statement released last week, CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus further explained the decision to Sports Illustrated saying, “It’s important to realize we are not overreacting to this story but it is as big a story as has faced the NFL. We thought journalistically and from a tone standpoint, we needed to have the appropriate tone and coverage. A lot of the production elements we wanted in the show are being eliminated because of time or tone.”

Although CBS did not mention it in their statement, Rihanna was the victim of a high-profile domestic violence case.

What do you think? Did CBS “penalize” Rihanna?

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