Rihanna Speaks On Why She Wanted To Duet With Chris Brown On ‘Birthday Cake’: ‘There Shouldn’t Be A Divide’
Oh nana! Rihanna spoke with Ryan Seacrest on KIIS radio station earlier about the duet she did with her former boyfriend, Chris Brown who left the singer bruised after a violent attack three years ago. Seacrest didn’t waste any time to get into the questions that mattered the most; why she would want to duet with someone on a song that beat her up so badly and what she thinks her fans think about the situation.
“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,” the singer said while on air with Seacrest.
She added: “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.”
RiRi also wanted to reach out to her fans, saying that her fans shouldn’t keep distance from Brown because of what happened back in 2009. To her, she’s moved on: “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.”
RiRi has been said to not be in the right state of mind by her former bishop in Barbados. He thinks the star is out of control and needs to come back to her hometown’s church because her binge drinking and wild behavior is setting a bad example for younger teens who look up to her. Bishop Vibert Lowe says: “Young people look to her as a mentor, they regard her as an idol and copy her lifestyle. There are people on the island who think she parties way too hard.”