Chris Brown Explains Why Duet with Ariana Grande Was Tossed; Talks Celebrity Crush

Chris Brown and Ariana Grande teamed for the duet, “Don’t Be Gone Too Long,” and although a video was shot for the record, there were no promotions to follow outside of the visual being released online to fans.

During a recent sit down with EXTRA host Mario Lopez, Brown says the collaboration was scrapped commercially because of bad timing and label disputes.

“The only reason we didn’t get to do it is because of the timing schedules and the confrontation with our labels,” says Brown.

He adds that Grande’s label wanted to postpone the record because she had her single dropping, but says, “I couldn’t really stop what I’m doing… I got my album coming too.”

Despite the diva rumor cloud over Grande’s head, Brown said their working relationship had no “issues.”

“I got nothing but good things to say,” he said. “I was in rehab at the time, so they gave me a day pass to come and shoot the video… we shot it; it was amazing. Our chemistry was good on the set, so there really wasn’t any issues.”

Brown also touched on the important topic of disciplining his kids, insisting when the time comes, he’s going to be the punk because he’s leaving it up to the mom.

Lastly, Brown said his celebrity crush was Jennifer Lopez (he also told K[arrueche] to not get mad at his choice.”

He adds: “I actually got a chance to write like 2 or 3 songs for her album, so being able to work with her and being in the studio, I was just like “I can’t really look at her like I want to, but I’ll sneak a peek in every now and then.”

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