Audio: Rihanna Speaks On Collaborating With Chris Brown, Fashion, “Battleship” Movie and More
Earlier this morning, Rihanna called up Ryan Seacrest‘s show to talk about her aspirations in fashion, film, and for the first time discussed how the controversial collaborations with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown came to be.
“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.”
Listen to the interview below.