Rihanna: Chris Brown Tracks Are "Innocent"
The Bajan babe has said she hopes their fans can unite over the songs...
Fans were shocked after RiRi and Breezy unveiled their hook-up following his 2009 conviction for assaulting the Bajan babe, with the 24-year old even arguing with her followers on Twitter.
To add insult to injury, Rihanna returned the favour and featured on a remix of Brown's new single Turn Up The Music, which caused even more controversy.
RiRi has now broken her silence regarding the tracks, telling Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show how the collaborations with Chris came about.
She explained: "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."
Rihanna went on to state that she hopes her fans unite with Breezy's followers over the songs, adding: "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."