November 21, 2011 10:41

Rihanna's 'We Found Love' video banned in France over scenes of 'self-destructive' behaviour

The video for the singer's monster hit has fallen foul of French censors

Rihanna's 'We Found Love' video banned in France over scenes of 'self-destructive' behaviour
Rihanna's video for 'We Found Love' has been banned by French censors after they ruled that it contained images of "self-destructive" behaviour.

The video, which stars British boxer/model Dudley O’Shaughnessy as well as the 'Talk That Talk' singer, details the story of a couple's troubled relationship and features Rihanna smoking cigarettes, shoplifting and being slapped on the bottom.

According to, officials at the Supreme Audiovisual Council of France have decided that the video is too explicit to be shown on daytime television and can only be shown after 10pm.

This is the second time in recent months that the singer has seen one of her videos banned. Her video for 'S&M' was banned in more than 10 countries after being deemed too sexually explicit to be shown on television.

Rihanna's new album 'Talk That Talk', which features 'We Found Love, is released today (November 21). It is the singer's sixth studio album of her career so far.

The singer was also recently announced as the first headliner of next summer's Wireless Festival. It will be her only UK show of 2011.

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