Despite having his issues with R&B bad boy Chris Brown in the past, Hip Hop hitmaker The Dream was onboard for a collaboration between Brown and former girlfriend Rihanna when she made the suggestion, he says. For, while both Brown and Riri have seen the past year or so brand them certifiable hitmakers, the rising backlash for their raunchy reunion ‘Birthday Cake’ has seen many-a-critic (including fellow musicians) lend their opinion against them joining forces.
As one of the craftsmen behind the bass heavy number, Dream gave his two cents on the matter. Coming to the defense of his longtime Barbadian collaborator, get into his thoughts below:
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“It was Rih’s idea. Not only do we work together, but [Rihanna] is a friend of mine. I don’t know how she got the logistics and how it happened — maybe she’ll talk about it one day. I showed up at the studio, and it was like, ‘All right, cool, let’s finish this record.’”
“For me, it’s just music. Two talented people doing a record together, doing two records together, and that’s what it was. It wasn’t about an incident that happened. The true thing really is to forgive, and… you want to believe in people.”
“I think [the topic] that should be more on the tongues is: how do we proclaim to be a nation of forgiving, and we go by all of these rules and everything, but we can’t actually do it? It actually makes you look weaker than your adversary — if you don’t have the power to forgive, but you lie and say that you did.
“Because this is about her,” he continued. “If she can forgive, that’s where she is mentally. As a friend, it’s like, ‘Okay, cool. Let’s roll.’”