Is the world ready for a Rihanna and Chris Brown reunion? Well, ready or not, it is happening.
Rihanna has recorded a remix to her song “Birthday Cake” featuring Chris Brown, her Grammy-winning ex-boyfriend who was also convicted of assaulting her 3 years ago this month.
Recently, the song’s co-producers, Da Internz, hinted to MTV News, that “the feature on [the remix] is gonna shock the world.” They didn’t exaggerate. Miss Info confirmed with two independent sources that Rihanna has Chris Brown featured on both the song and the video. He recorded both a singing verse, and a rap verse. (We’ll see if both of those verses make the final song.)
Stay tuned to HOTHIPHOPDETROIT.COM for the update on February 20th when Rihanna is set to release the Cake remix on her actual birthday!
And as for rumors that Chris Brown attended Rihanna’s early birthday celebration after the Grammys this past weekend….Yes, that is also true. In fact, Chris arrived at the party with Rihanna. And stayed. It was not a drive-by appearance. And the energy between the two did not appear purely platonic. The party was a small intimate one. Family members, friends, and interestingly enough, management (Hov was not there, obviously). I imagine there were lots of mixed reactions in the room. (And no, everyone didn’t sign a confidentiality agreement)
So…now that we’ve got the facts out…what kind of reaction will follow? I think you best brace yourselves for multiple waves of heated emotion. Crashing into each other from many directions.
But also, be clear….this resolution between volatile exes, between aggressor and victim, between two huge pop stars…has been brewing for a while. But what’s also interesting is that…while time that has evidently healed the wounds from that horrible Lamborghini ride in Los Angeles in 2009 for Rihanna…it’s clear from the reaction to Chris Brown’s 2012 Grammy win, there are still strong feelings from both men and women about CB’s post-conviction post-probation place in pop culture.
And to be frank, Chris doesn’t exactly make it easier with some of his tweets, either.
More on that, and the state of Rihanna x Chris Brown in 2012…