Wow. We have to hand it to her!
Despite all of the rumors about these two and the controversy this collaboration provoked, she really seems to have an objective, level-head about it all, and we really have to respect her for that!
For the first time since performing with Chris Brown on his track Turn Up The Music and hers Birthday Cake, Rihanna is speaking out about her decision to reach out to her former boyfriend and abuser, and clearly, she has moved past the horrific violence she endured!
“The first song that came about was ‘Birthday Cake.’ 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.”
And there you go!
We may not feel entirely comfortable with these two being friendly again, but as the victim in the situation, it's Rihanna's prerogative to forgive him and move on with her life, and we pass no judgment on her for that!
What do U think?? Does Rihanna's perspective make sense?
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