The 23-year-old goes back to her roots in the storytelling reggae tune. She sings of losing her cool with a man, who she ultimately shoots in front of a crowd. "What started out as a simple altercation / Turned into a real sticky situation," she explains.
Regretfully, Rihanna talks about not being able to sleep over what she's done. But, while she "didn't mean to hurt him," she doesn't want to end up behind bars, so she plans her escape from the town.
"Oh mama, mama, mama / I just shot a man down / In central station / In front of a big ol' crowd / Oh why, oh why / Oh mama, mama, mama / I just shot a man down / In central station."
Rihanna has released four singles from 'Loud,' including 'Only Girl (In the World),' 'What's My Name' and 'S&M.' She recently unveiled a remix for 'S&M' featuring fellow pop star Britney Spears.
Listen to 'Man Down' on AOL Radio's New R&B First station.