Rihanna's New Single "American Oxygen" and What it Means for America

April 20, 2015 7:43 PM

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As a major fan to Rihanna, I have become somewhat immune to her promiscuous music videos, outfits, and lyrics. Whether she's nearly nude on the cover of her album Unapologetic, taking drugs in her We Found Love music video, or belting out to her latest risqué lyrics--I am never revolted or turned off. That is simply Rihanna. And as a fan, I am also all too aware of Rihanna's incredible chameleon qualities. One minute she is the sweet, emerging star on her first album Music of the Sun, and the next she has become the Good Girl Gone Bad. Just look at when she showed up to the 2009 Met Gala in a man's suit. If that's not a chameleon, I don't know what is.

Yet even with the keen awareness of Rihanna's ability to constantly transform, the latest music video for her newest single American Oxygen took me by surprise.

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