Rihanna Says it Made Sense to Do ‘Birthday Cake Remix’ With Chris Brown [Audio]

Johnnie WaltersMarch 15, 2012

Rihanna is finally ready to talk about her controversial collaboration with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.

Three weeks after her song Birthday Cake remix featuring Brown dropped, Rihanna called into the Ryan Seacrest show on Thursday morning and revealed why she decided to work with him on the track and Brown’s Turn Up the Music, which was released on the same day last month. She also talked about fashion and her upcoming film Battleship.

Rihanna and Chris have also had fans buzzing in the last few months over rumors that they have been dating again, despite Brown’s relationship with aspiring model Karrueche Tran. RiRi didn’t answer any questions about their relationship.

Here are excerpts from her interview with Ryan Seacrest:

On Collaborating With Chris Brown:

“Rihanna recalls beginning the collaboration process saying: “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. 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.”

On Creating Her Own Fashion Line:

“The Barbadian beauty has become a fashion trendsetter and aims to eventually offer her very own fashion line! The fashionista began her journey with ”a small collection that I do for Armani. It’s a collaboration, and it’s like 7-10 pieces. Apparel and accessories and we’ve done the fall collection already, and it was very, very successful and now the spring collection is about to drop. After that I’m really pursuing a fashion line of my own. I want to design. This is also a road that I want to earn it. So I’m working with designers. Designers that I respect, and [fashion] companies that I respect. I want people to really trust me before I just say ‘Buy it, because it’s mine.’”

Listen to her interview below.

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