SOHH Whatcha Think: Rihanna Explains Her Reunion With Chris Brown + Nas Returns To Don Status?!?
Friday, Mar 16, 2012 10:35AM
Rihanna and Chris know how to get attention, much like Lil Wayne's affinity for odd clothing, they realize it's important to keep people talking. Speaking of Weezy, check him out rocking the SXSW stage last night.
The island beauty insisted that Chris isn't tasting her birthday cake and that the musical pairing just made good business sense at the time.
"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," she explained. "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."(XclusivesZone )
Say what you will but, Rihanna's marketing game is top notch. But yet and still, she's right: Chris is the biggest male singer around right now, at least from a commercial standpoint. SOHH Watcha Think: Is it all business between these two or does RiRi want just a bit more?
Oh yeah. Escobar season is coming. Queens finest is prepping a new disc, and has released a new song called "The Don." So before you roll out, peep this new joint by Nas and let us know how you like it:
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