Last month, Rihanna and Chris Brown joined forces to pull off the ultimate publicity stunt – recording verses for each other’s remixes. “Birthday Cake” and “Turn Up The Music” were the products of said meetings, and they were welcomed with mixed reviews. The producers of the record have spoken out the Bajan performer’s decision of reuniting with Brown, but now Rihanna herself has decided to give a recount of the reunion.
“The first song that came about was ‘Birthday Cake’,” she tells Ryan Seacrest. “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.”