Roc Nation’s very own Rihanna did a brief interview with ‘On-The-Air With Ryan Secrest’ on Thursday morning (March 15). The pop singer talked about how hard it is for her to gain weight, her nerve-wrecking experience of filming scenes for her upcoming movie ‘Battleship’ and of course gave a personal explanation and reasoning behind her musical reunion with Chris Brown on “Birthday Cake”:
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 you know, 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 you know, 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 have it. Does this change your thoughts on the artists’ decision? Listen to the complete interview below.