‘It’s a Business, Not a Morality Club’: Expert Defends Rihanna In Nude TwitPic Controversy (Opinion)


Hollywood counselor Lisa Haisha caused a stir when she blogged exclusively for Celebuzz on Rihanna‘s bold statement that the more she got naked recently, "the more comfortable I felt.” Lisa protested that Rihanna was not being a good role model for her legion of fans. Now, music artist Adam Barta is responding in his own blog for us, declaring the six-time Grammy award-winning artist is a business and not working in a "morality club." 

In the words of Chris Crocker, "Leave Rihanna alone!" Well sorta. I mean, so she's wearing skimpy outfits and taking pictures. What celebrity hasn't these days (myself included)? She's not branded as a Disney, tween-idol anymore, not that she ever was really. She's clearly evolved past that paradigm and into her adulthood. A thing to remember - her loyal fan base is growing up too. So what's the problem really? 

Much of pop and dance music sell sex. Just watch any music video to clearly see this. I like this provocative side of her and I kind of play to this in my own music. If you watch the music video for "Give Yourself Up", you'll see me crawling out of a pool with Kristin Sledge (daughter of Kathy Sledge) in a speedo and ripped tank top. It's part of the appeal of the act and song – and in all honesty helped it land on the Top 20 Billboard club chart. And guess what was the #1 song back in October of last year when I was on that chart? You guessed it! Rihanna singing about being sprawled out in a sexy pose on a “California king sized bed”. It’s a business, folks. Not a morality club.

As for the whole Chris Brown connection, I'll be candid - I don't really care and neither should the rest of America. She's not our charge, she's grown, adult woman, making her own choices. What I do care about is putting on some good Rihanna, hitting the dance floor and shaking my ass. From a recording artist's perspective the whole invasion into the personal life is somewhat expected when you achieve that level of fame, but sometimes we take it to the ridiculous level of being personally offended when a celebrity makes a decision we don't agree with, even though we don't even know all the facts. I add a disclaimer to that in that any celebrity representing a cause, organization, belief, whatever, DOES have a responsibility to represent themselves publicly, and privately, to reflect that belief. But when has Rihanna ever said that she was a squeaky clean, puritanical singer? Do yo' thing girl and come stand under my umbrella. I'm waiting for our collab.

Adam Barta is a pop artist who has earned accomplishments such as being on the official Z100 “fist pumping beats of the Jersey Shore," and had his single "Standing In The Rain" named the Ultimate Sexiest Music Video on Logo’s Click List countdown.

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  • Rockson Adade
    Rockson Adade

    I 'll luv to see more of u rihana I luv u

  • paus
    paus

    I will help brush the sand off:)

  • paul
    paul

    hot

  • paul
    paul

    very hot

  • paul
    paul

    hot

  • jamo
    jamo

    gorgeous

  • jamo
    jamo

    down just a little bit

  • jamo
    jamo

    your one hot girl and naughty really naughty

  • jamo
    jamo

    your doing it again

  • jamo
    jamo

    ah stop it you sexy thing

  • jamo
    jamo

    i would beg like a dog

  • jamo
    jamo

    you naughty girl

  • jbd59
    jbd59

    kisses for that sweet ass.

  • jbd59
    jbd59

    wanna bury my face in that sexy ass.

  • Cefrin Elerby
    Cefrin Elerby

    Nice, real nice. I wish i were her man..

  • Stephanie Jonathan
    Stephanie Jonathan

    love the hair and makeup! I wanna be done up as a princess of china!

  • Leonardo Belens
    Leonardo Belens

    put money on my hands and panties on the floor

  • Leonardo Belens
    Leonardo Belens

    praticamente a usurpadora

  • Stiffler
    Stiffler

    There is a line between sexy and trashy. Sexy makes you want to see more trashy is repulsive. Rihanna has crossed the line and removed any mystery that was left. As a consequence I like her less and by extension her music. She doesn't have to be moral but image is everything in the entertainment business. She still has to make people interested in her and want to buy her as a brand. What she has been doing is a bad business move really.

  • Tatum
    Tatum

    I agree, she's just turned into such utter trash! She used to be normal lovely girl. Now she's trying to hard to sell sex and drugs - get over yourself Rihanna! You're not the only person in the world who has sex - everyone does!!

  • Abayeneme Queen
    Abayeneme Queen

    shame..her parents must be ashamed of her

  • mileyismylife
    mileyismylife

    what a hottie!

  • Jello
    Jello

    But we don't want to see Rihanna naked!! She's not in any way attractive at all. Yuck!!