Barbados singing sensation Rihanna recently sat down with Ryan Seacrest to discuss the recent collaborations she did with Chris Brown. The sudden musical pairing seemed to come out of nowhere after years of being apart, given what happened between the two of them years ago.
Many fans were upset at the fact that Rihanna chose to work with Chris Brown again, but Rihanna has since moved on from the past, as she believes that the songs they recorded together are simply music, and music is “innocent”.
She told Ryan Seacrest KISS FM radio:
“The first song that came about was ‘Birthday Cake.’ I mean we ended up recording them at the same time and executing them together, but I reached out to him about doing ‘Birthday Cake’ because that’s the only person that really–it made sense to do the record. Just as a musician despite everything else that was going to be the person. You know I thought about rappers, and I’ve done that so many times, and the hottest R&B artist out right now is Chris Brown. So I wanted him on the track, and then in turn he was like ‘Why don’t you do the remix to my track?’ and it was a trade off. We did two records. One for my fans. One for his fans, and that way our fans can come together. There shouldn’t be a divide. You know? It’s music, and it’s innocent.”