Rihanna and Chris Brown recent duets have spoken volumes about the status of their “relationship”. However, neither of the pair have verbally addressed why they decided to team up again – especially given the controversy which greets the the mention of their names collectively.
That silence ended this morning when Barbados’ Next Top Model called into Ryan Seacrest‘s KISS FM radio show.
Check out the interview after the jump…
Via Neon Limelight:
On How The Duets Came About:
“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.”
On what she hopes to achieve by collaborating with Chris:
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.”
Uniting with Chris is all well and good, but -on somewhat of a random note- I “can’t” at her talking about her music “sonically”.
This from an “artist” who neither writes, produces, or has any creative involvement in the crafting of her music beyond barking the songs handed to her. This from an “artist” who’s rushed through her entire album campaign. Heck, she’s rushed through an entire career. True artistry can’t be warmed up in a microwave.