Man Down

"Man Down" is a song performed by Barbadian singer Rihanna. The song was released on May 3, 2011, from her fifth studio album titled "Loud." It is written by Shama Joseph, Timothy Nash, Theron Thomas, Shontelle Layne, and Rihanna herself, while production was handled by Riddims. The song received both critical acclaim and controversy due to its lyrics, which describe Rihanna's decision to shoot a man who had previously assaulted her. The melody of "Man Down" features a mix of reggae and R&B influences, giving it a unique and catchy rhythm.