Rihanna: S&M Meaning
Song Released: 2011
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pioneercynthia Jul 11th, 2011 7:16pm report
I think there's something to be said for different layers of meaning in this song. Obviously, the surface talks about, "Hey, I like sex and I'm not ashamed to say so." But there's also the possibility of a deeper layer that says, "I like myself, even if you don't. I'm not ashamed to be what I am. I'm not trying to be someone else, just me. Don't try to force me into a mold. I'm unique." She's using one of the more unusual and yet well-known fetishes to make a statement that even if a person is different from the norm, that's okay.
anonymous Jun 24th, 2011 6:41pm report
Rihanna tweeted that s&m stop for scandals and media..which makes sense if you watch the video. Her dress is made out of newspaper clippings like "daddy issues?" and others like that. She went through a lot with the press and rumors and I think that is what s&m is about.
anonymous Apr 9th, 2011 4:57pm report
I think that the song is about how when doing IT, Rhianna likes to be beaten to show that the male has dominance in the bedroom. S and M stands for Sadism and Maochoism which is basically what I just said. Hope this helps!
anonymous Jul 24th, 2018 7:10am report
It’s Sadism (the act of feeling pleasure when “hurting” a partner in a sexual way) and Masochism (the act of feeling pleasure when being “hurt” in a sexual way).
ThinkingForever May 27th, 2015 5:44pm report
This song it's very good for the shock effect it has. The ambiguous message in this it's perfect, yet still the raw lyrics with the quite explicit lack of elegant innuendo's for the Social and Media and Sadomasoquism turns this song into a very, very politically incorrect song either way even when the rhythm it's amazing and the powerful electronic effects flips everything right out the window and makes you forget what's even the meaning of this, and blast this as loud as you can.
anonymous May 14th, 2014 5:10pm report
I saw illuminati pop into the music video more then once.
anonymous Dec 30th, 2013 12:54pm report
The song is about the abuse of media. Especially the sexual aspect of it. The media highlight celebrities life's in the negative. And the projections scene is also saying all the bullsh*t the media shows you. Not that she is illuminati which if you still believe that kill yourself chase your doing nothing but being brainwashed by false talk.
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anonymous Jan 6th, 2013 1:38am report
that is really about sadism and machoism,believe me.you just have to search TWISTED FACTORY,as the video shows,whipimg,rihanna has tight by ropes and also their mouth. mabye she wanted to relate it to paparazzi too.
anonymous Sep 19th, 2012 9:13pm report
uhmmm..... the only person that knows the true meaning is Rihanna herself.... lol
anonymous Jun 3rd, 2012 6:38am report
It's actually Sex and Molestation.
It can also be Sadism and Masochism. So with these combined, Rihanna enjoys the fact that she is abusing these people and doing whatever she wants because she enjoys it during their time.
anonymous Feb 23rd, 2012 2:32pm report
look at the freaking video and when she's in front of the projector you look very closely and closey and keep looking and watch the words that pops up. "Illuminati Princess"
anonymous Jan 23rd, 2012 1:53pm report
It's about her secret fantasy of being forced to eat cat poop like cereal, while her boyfriend beats her with a stick and makes her recite poetry in between bites.
anonymous Jan 23rd, 2012 1:10am report
Considering every second song of hers is about sex it would be easily assumed that this song is about sex and domination and whatever but one of the comments up there nailed it on the head its about not giving too hoots about the criticism she recieves from the media and basically saying well this is me and if you dont like it you can kindly.....$%&* *^^!!!
anonymous Jan 15th, 2012 1:08pm report
Its not about the devil you stupid idiot! Wtf? Hahaha its about sex! Read through the words carefully and then come back! Righto! :)
anonymous Jan 9th, 2012 1:33am report
i really dont care whatever it mean,it is the best song of rihanna so far and i like it so much!
anonymous Dec 6th, 2011 12:35pm report
Personally, it could be the sadism and whatever.. But there can also be a meaning that I thought of which is similar... Okay, Se- and Molestation?
anonymous Nov 16th, 2011 11:56pm report
u guys always jump to conclusions. its not abut sex. its about the paparazzi. u wuld know that if you read the lyrics carefully. btw s&m stand for scandles and media. yaall dumbasses (no offence). lemme translate it for ya. "i may be bad but im perfectly good at it" u may think im a bad singer, but im actually gud at it. "sex in air, i dont care. i love the smell of it" i dot care what you think. i like myself just the way i am. "sticks and stones may brake my bones. but chains & wimps excite me" ur words wont hurt me. just make me stronger. in her music video,it shows paparrazzi. sex is a METAPHORE. duh!
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