CBS Removes Rihanna Altogether From ‘Thursday Night Football’ Intro


1410887624_rihannaRihanna and CBS are over before they even really began.

Hours after the pop star took to Twitter to harshly criticize CBS Sports for wanting to use her new “Thursday Night Football” music video intro this week after pulling it before the Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers game last week in the wake of the Ray Rice news, CBS announced it would permanently be editing her voice out of “Run This Town.”

“Beginning this Thursday, we will be moving in a different direction with some elements of our Thursday Night Football open,” CBS senior vice president of communications Jen Sabatelle said in a statement, via For The Win. “We will be using our newly created Thursday Night Football theme music to open our game broadcast.”

CBS had planned to use the intro that included Rihanna for this week’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Atlanta Falcons matchup, and every other Thursday Night Football broadcast for the rest of the season, but her profane tweet persuaded them to go in a different direction.

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