14 March 2012
Rihanna's former church pastor has sent a message to the young singer to stay away from her ex Chris Brown and to clean up her act.
In an interview with The Sun, Bishop Vibert Lowe of Barbados said that Rihanna should avoid Brown as he is a bad influence and that her community is praying for her.
He said, "After all he (Chris) did, I'd tell her to steer clear of him. He's not the correct influence on her life."
He added, "A lot of people have been praying for her and hoping she will drop these bad habits. We feel it's wrong for her to behave like this. As a young lady, she's not setting a good example."
Lowe also stated that Rihanna has a duty to her young fans and should clean up her act for them.
He said, "Young people look to her as a mentor, they regard her as an idol and copy her lifestyle. There are people on the island who think she parties way too hard."
Bishop Lowe's comments come off of the back of UK singer Will Young labelling Rihanna as a poor role model for young women last week.
Young stated, "Women in a patriarchal society should be empowering and owning their bodies, I don't think Rihanna is. I feel quite strongly about this."
What do you guys think? Is Rihanna a bad role model for young women?