A controversy has been created in the latest violent video by Rihanna. Her outrageous video for new single Man Down was shown for the first (and maybe last) time on US network BET yesterday.

It has already sparked fury and been denounced as “sick” – even the pop star’s fans say they were shocked by the violence.

Man Down’s opening scenes show 23-year-old Rihanna firing a gun at a man’s head. She then flees the scene, leaving him dying in pool of blood at a busy train station.

The action then flips back to the previous day when Riri is seen happily skipping around the Caribbean, eating watermelon and kissing old ladies.