For the first time since recording with Chris Brown on his track “Turn Up The Music” and her track “Birthday Cake”, Rihanna is speaking out about her decision to reach out to her former boyfriend and abuser, and clearly she has moved past the negative events that took place in their past relationship.
Rihanna called Ryan Seacrest Thursday, March 16 on KIIS FM and she explained “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.”
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