For all the haters, naysayers and folks with private opinions, pop starlet Rihanna recently opened up in a radio interview on why she recorded a remix of her “Birthday Cake” single with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. Visiting the Ryan Seacrest morning show, RiRi insist Chris Brown is “the hottest R&B artist out right now” and “it made sense to do the record.”
“I reached out to him about doing ‘Birthday Cake’ because that’s the only person that really – it made sense to do the record,” Rihanna told listeners of the controversial collaboration.
She continued: “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.”
As previously reported on Singersroom, “Birthday Cake” recently jumped ten spots to no.7 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Songs Tally (17 -7) and is currently climbing the Hot 100 chart.
Now with Rihanna proclaiming that the remix was a way to help unite her fans with Brown’s, are we satisfied with the duet?
On a side note, the remix bangs in the club like no other…