Rihanna has broken her silence about her controversial “Birthday Cake” remix with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. Last month the former couple sparked controversy when they release not one, but two remixes on the same day. Rihanna also appeared on Brown’s “Turn Up The Music” remix.
This morning, Rihanna called into Ryan Seacrest’s radio show “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” where she revealed details about her upcoming projects with Armani and also feels questions about her controversial collaboration with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.
According to RiRi, her decision to record with Brown was strictly musical and fans should take it as an “innocent” gesture for unity.
“We did two records — one for my fans, one for his fans — and that way our fans can come together,” Rihanna said. “There shouldn’t be a divide, you know? It’s music and it’s innocent.”
“The first song that came about was ‘Birthday Cake’ … we ended up recording the two songs at the same time and executing them together,” she told Ryan Seacrest. “But I reached out to [Brown] 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,” Rihanna said referring to Brown’s 2009 assault on her. “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.”
From a musical standpoint we agree with RiRi to work with Breezy. Her explanation makes sense. But do you think it was strictly musical?