Rihanna’s Domestic Abuse Sells Albums — So What?

rihannaRihanna’s album, “Rated R,” is — not coincidentally — on sale now

Some people have been questioning Rihanna’s choice to wait to talk about her domestic abuse right until the release of her new album. Um, what? First of all, that’s just the way the magazine-TV-PR-celebrity-promotional circle jerk works: celebrities don’t tend to chat to magazine writers and news presenters just because they feel like it, they do it because they are contractually required to promote something. Also, if your boyfriend beats the shit out of you and you’re forced to go through the aftermath in the limelight, we think the least you deserve is to get a few album sales out of it.

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