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Rihanna on working with Chris Brown: 'There shouldn't be a fan divide'

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Rihanna has explained her decision to collaborate with Chris Brown on her track 'Birthday Cake'.

The singer caused controversy when she teamed up with her ex-boyfriend for a remix of the song and to work on his track 'Turn Up The Music'.

Rihanna has now told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show that she approached Brown about the duets.

Rihanna
leaving her hotel
London, England - 26.02.12

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Chris Brown

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"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 said. "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."

Rihanna added that she doesn't want her fans and Brown's devotees to clash, saying: "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."

Brown was convicted of assault after an altercation with Rihanna in 2009.

Listen to Rihanna's 'Birthday Cake' featuring Chris Brown below:

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