Young superstar singers, Rihanna and Chris Brown, shocked the world recently when they did the unthinkable. The ex-couple came together, after their violent break-up in 2009, to do two collaboration songs. One of which was an extended version to Rihanna‘s ‘Birthday Cake’ that contained explicit lyrics suggesting the two were reminiscing over their past sexual encounters. The other was a remix to Chris Brown’s ‘Turn up the Music’, which wasn’t as intense, but still seemed to contain subtle flirtation.
Rihanna, however, begs to differ. The 24 year old ‘We Found Love’ singer told Ryan Seacrest that it was nothing more than music. She also admitted, on the radio host’s morning show, that she was the one who initiated them working together again.
” 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.”
‘Innocent’ was the last thing people thought when first hearing these two tracks, following already growing suspicions that Rihanna and Brown had been subliminally tweeting each other. There had also been rumors the two were secretly dating again, despite Chris Brown’s current relationship with Karrueche Tran. Karrueche and Rihanna have also been accused of sending subliminal messages back and forth with RiRi’s fans,/stans sending death threats to the young model because of this.
It’s funny how Rihanna’s fans went from hating Chris Brown one day, to hating his girlfriend the next, simply because they think the pop star might want him back. No one woman should have all that power.