Roc Nation Takes “Run This Town” Licensing from NFL


Looks as if Rihanna did more than simply clap back at the NFL for dropping her and Jay Z from the Thursday game open last week on CBS. Following the drama surrounded Ex-Ravens star Ray Rice, CBS felt a more somber tone should be featured.

Apparently with the intent to pick it back up this Thursday. Ri’s label, Roc Nation issued a statement announcing that they had pulled licensing rights for the NFL to use “Run this Town.”

“Due to the misuse and misrepresentation of Rihanna’s name and participation in connection to CBS’ ‘Thursday Night Football,’ CBS was not allowed to license and utilize the song ‘Run This Town.’ Roc Nation made the decision to not grant the song’s usage.”

I bet CBS thought their decision was sensitive. See, it’s complicated.