AUDIO Rihanna explains why she recently partnered up with Chris Brown

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Folks get fired up when it comes to any interactions between superstars Rihanna and Chris Brown.

Everyone knows about the violence inflicted upon Rihanna by Brown back in 2009. Chris is still under probation for it and there are many who refuse to forgive the man for his actions. Rihanna just so happens to not be one of these people unable to forgive.

Rihanna dialed up Ryan Seacrest during his radio show and after being asked explained why she reached out to Brown to record a duet for her track “Birthday Cake” and subsequently returned the favor on his “Turn Up the Music.”

Rihanna said:

“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. 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.”

So what Rihanna is saying is that it’s all about business. She added this nugget:

“There shouldn’t be a divide between my fans and his fans. It’s music and it’s innocent.”

You can listen to Rihanna’s full interview here:

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