First an order to cover up, now Rihanna needs police protection from very eager fans
Published 28/09/2011 | 08:47
After being booted out of a Bangor field for cavorting semi-naked on Monday, Rihanna moved to the New Lodge area of Belfast yesterday, where local crowds forced her to take cover.
The shoot for Rihanna's new song We Found Love took her to a flat complex in the notorious New Lodge area of Belfast yesterday where gangs of locals surrounded the pop singer. Unable to cope with the growing crowds, the 23-year-old pop singer took refuge in a nearby house for 20 minutes, and claimed the shoot was not organised properly and more security was needed.
One fan said: "She was fuming. She stormed over to photographers at the edge of the crowd and told everyone to push back or she would leave."
The star had complained earlier in the day's shoot that the crowd needed to "back off" as they surged forward during the shoot. Local pupils from the Belfast Royal Academy caused the crowd to swell when they joined the onlookers.
Police had to call in reinforcements to hold back over 1000 fans who tried to see the video shoot. After the crowds were got under control, the singer reemerged and kissed a local fan in a wheelchair who was waiting with a group of fans.
After the controversy of Monday where the singer got her marching orders after a farmer objected to the pop star peeling off her clothes while filming the video on his land, yesterday's shoot saw her wearing a more demure outfit of a thigh high denim skirt, denim bra and ripped black stockings and suspenders.
After the filming the singer addressed the crowd on a megaphone and said: "I love you Belfast. Thank You." The singer is in the city for the rest of the week and performs three sell out shows in the Odyssey Arena at the weekend.