Rihanna Claims Collaboration With Chris Brown Was ‘A Tradeoff’

Rihanna Claims Collaboration With Chris Brown Was 'A Tradeoff'

So I know I’m not the only one out there that lost a lot of respect for Rihanna upon hearing about her collaboration with her ex, Chris Brown.

In February the 24-year-old singer shocked us all by remixing one of her songs “Birthday Cake” with Brown – who violently abused her back in 2009 (I don’t know about you but I can still recall the horrible photos of her bruised and battered).

 Rihanna took to Ryan Seacrest’s radio show on Thursday to address concerns.

 “I reached out to him about doing ‘Birthday Cake’ because [he was] the only person that really made sense to do the record — just as a musician. Despite everything else, that was gonna be the person.”

 The pair, according to several tabloid magazines, has been reportedly hooking up despite the fact that Brown, 22 is in a relationship with Karrueche Tran.

Not only did the two exes collaborate on one song – but they decided to go out with a bang and do two.  She agreed to guest on his own remix as a “tradeoff”.

“We did two records — one for my fans, one for his fans. That way, our fans could come together. There shouldn’t be a divide. It’s music and it’s innocent.”

Anyone else completely not ok with this? Rihanna’s a big girl and she can make her own decisions, but if you ask me – those 2 fateful decisions cost her my fan base.  As a role model to thousands of young girls, this is something she needs to take into consideration.  And please, there are a million other artists she could have chosen to collaborate with.  Stirring the potwith this respect Riri – I’m just not okay with.

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