Critics and fans have been speculating that Rihanna and Chris Brown have been getting closer as of late and they really do seem to have put the 2009 assault behind them. Rihanna called into Ryan Seacrest this morning on KIIS FM and said Brown is the hottest R&B artist out right now and that’s why she reached out to him to collaborate with her. Together, they re-mixed her track “Birthday Cake” and his current hit, “Turn Up the Music.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Currently Brown is in the middle of a five-year probation sentence for the attack on his then girlfriend.
Apparently for them it’s just business…