Music video by Rihanna performing Man Down from her fifth studio album Loud (2010). Rihanna describes the song to MTV News:
Man Down is gangsta. It comes from me trying to achieve that [vibe],” Rihanna told about the saucy song. “I’m super inspired by reggae music [and it] has been a part of me since I was born, and I grew up listening to it. I grew up loving it. My favorite artists are all reggae artists. The special thing in that song is the fact that it’s a female singing those lyrics, then you have that reggae thing and the chant; the overall energy in that song is so gangsta.” She added later “It’s got a lot of swagger. I really enjoy it.