Rihanna Worked With Chris Brown Because He’s The Hottest…R&B Artist

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Forget the dating rumors. Forgot that gross Twitter feud with Karrueche Tran. For better or for worse,  it seems like the Rihanna and Chris Brown collabos released last month were a purely business decision. “I reached out to him about doing “Birthday Cake” because that’s the only person that really — it made sense to do the record,” RiRi explained on Ryan Seacrest‘s KIIS FM show this morning. “Just as a musician — despite everything else — that was going to be the person.” Okay, but why couldn’t Drake have been the person, RiRi? Or Nicki Minaj? What about J. Cole? What about Rick Ross even? You know that man loves cake more than any of us do! And we mean every single kind of cake there is!

That being said, it sounds like Rihanna wanted her track to blow up, and there was only one man who could provide the necessary heat. “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,” the singer explained. Said RiRi, “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…and extremely profitable! So why do we feel even grosser about the whole thing now?

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