Rihanna: Chris Brown collaboration 'innocent'

rihanna-chris-brown-grammy-.jpg Rihanna has been stirring up a bit of controversy lately and much of it for her choice to collaborate with ex Chris Brown on two remixes that were released in February. On Thursday (March 15), Rih Rih called in to Ryan Seacrest's radio show to explain why.

"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," she tells Seacrest. "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."

"We did two records. One for my fans. One for his fans, and that way our fans can come together," she says, referring to her song "Birthday Cake" and Brown's track "Turn Up the Music." "There shouldn't be a divide. You know? It's music, and it's innocent."

What do you think? Should Rihanna be working with the man who was, after all, convicted of assaulting her?
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