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... as 'raunchy' video row farmer sends best wishes

A Co Down farmer who put a stop to a raunchy Rihanna video shoot has sent his good wishes to the singer after the video scooped a top award.

The singer took home the video of the year gong for We Found Love at a star-studded Video Music Awards ceremony.

But farmer Alan Graham (right) was unaware that his farm now features in the award-winning video until he was contacted by the Herald.

"Will I get a commission?" he asked when informed of Rihanna's win in Los Angeles. Mr Graham, a devout Christian and a DUP alderman, had intervened to stop the filming of the video.

He had gone to fetch his tractor when he noticed the singer taking off her shirt in his barley field last September. He told Rihanna to cover up when she stripped down in his field.

His actions were reported around the world as he gave the glamorous star a piece of his mind telling her that her actions were inappropriate.

aokeeffe@herald.ie


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