(NEW YORK) — Rihanna is not pleased about the fact that CBS Sports last week didn’t use her song “Run This Town” to kick off Thursday Night Football – and she now appears to be threatening to stop them from using it this week.
You may recall that last week, because Ray Rice’s team, the Baltimore Ravens, were playing on Thursday Night Football, CBS canceled its plans to use “Run This Town.” This was in response to an outcry from fans who argued that a song by a victim of domestic violence — that would be Rihanna — shouldn’t be used to introduce a team whose roster included a player accused of the same crime.
In a statement to ABC News, CBS Sports said, “Beginning this Thursday, we will be moving in a different direction with some elements of our Thursday Night Football open. We will be using our newly created Thursday Night Football theme music to open our game broadcast.”
A rep for Rihanna has not responded to a request for comment.