She says that working together “made sense”.
Rihanna has finally spoken about her recent collaboration with Chris Brown on her track ‘Birthday Cake’ in a US interview, saying that working together “made sense”.
The Bajan singer caused controversy a few weeks ago when she teamed up with her ex-boyfriend for a remix of the song and to feature on the remix of his track ‘Turn Up The Music’.
Despite several high profile celebs commenting on the two working together, we hadn’t heard any reponse from Rihanna herself. She has now told Ryan Seacrest, that she was the one who approached Chris Brown about the duet.
“I reached out to him about doing ‘Birthday Cake’ because that’s the only person that really, it made sense to do the record,” she said. “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.” she explained.
‘Birthday Cake’ producer, The Dream also recently spoke about Rihanna’s decision to record the collaboration, saying: “The same questions that went through my mind, and I’m an artist also, had to have gone through hers.
“When she raised the question to me, I know she’s not crazy. So my thought was, ‘You’ve been thinking about this, you’ve already thought it out, so evidently you know what reaction you gonna get.”
Rihanna says she hoped that recording both tracks would reunite their fans: “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.”
Brown was convicted of assault after an altercation with Rihanna in 2009.
Hear the full interview below where the Bajan singer also spoke about spending so much time in the UK, her acting debut in ‘Battleship’, fashion and of course, what’s going on with her hair colour.
Hear the ‘Turn Up The Music Remix’ and ‘Birthday Cake’ here