updated 09/27/2011 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 09/27/2011 AT 11:00 AM ET
He stopped the music.
Rihanna, 23, was dancing in a red handkerchief bikini when Alan Graham, 61, noticed her and drove over in his tractor to put a stop to things.
“I have an ethos and I felt it was inappropriate,” Graham told the BBC. “I requested them to stop and they did.”
Graham said he granted permission for Rihanna and her film crew to use his field even though he wasn’t familiar with the often scantily-clad Grammy winner, whose hits include “S&M” and “Disturbia.”
The shoot, for Rihanna’s new single “We Found Love,” has resumed in a different location, according to reports.
The two parted on good terms, according to Graham, shaking hands as he went on his way.
“I wish no ill will against Rihanna and her friends,” he said later. “Perhaps they could acquaint themselves with a greater God.”