Omarion Speaks Out About Rihanna’s Single “Russian Roulette”
Rihanna is definitely the talk of the town lately, ever since her first single Russian Roulette from her new album Rated R hit the Internet last week. Not only did we receive comments from our readers via Facebook, but from celebrities too, like Tiffany Evans who spoke out via Twitter. Well Omarion has now spoke his opinion about Rih Rih’s new single as well.
“I don’t personally know Rihanna’s beliefs but I think there’s a very dark and very sinister part of the entertainment business and I think it’s very visible,” he said. “This is something that a lot of people don’t look at [but for example] Michael Jackson used to be a Jehovah’s Witness and I remember hearing that he wanted to separate from the religion — and this was during the time that he was doing ‘Thriller’ [which ended up being] his biggest album.”
“Fast forward to now,” Omarion continued, “[and] it really made me think that there is a [time as an artist] where there’s going to be a choice. The [entertainment] world [dictates] that you have to be with three or four women, or do this in order to get that [and] I think it’s really interesting. With God and the industry, it’s really dark. The dark side is having to get in, there’s a certain submission you need to have. Just like a gang [initiation], so to speak. You might have to do something against your moral code. I’m not saying that it’s always this way, but when you’re someone that is young and you’re coming up in the industry and you really don’t have a grip on your morals it can be very dark. The game is just about over saturation.
“I don’t know if Rihanna [has fallen victim to those pressures]. I’ve never really heard her speak about it,” he said. “I hope that she doesn’t believe in that stuff and I don’t think that she does, but I don’t know. It’s not just been a Rihanna thing, [there's has been religious speculation] about a lot of artists.”
Now Ne Yo and Producer Chuck harmony have both came to Rihanna’s defense.
“There are no satanic messages in the music,” Harmony wrote via Twitter. “Maybe if we did a remake of [Evans' single] ‘Promise Ring,’ then Rihanna wouldn’t be a devil worshiper. People are so closed-minded. The song is not literal. Like most provocative art, its symbolism. Grow up.”
I’m pretty sure we will hear more on this subject. What do you think?