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Rihanna

I Reached Out to Chris Brown

... 'Cause He's HOT

3/15/2012 9:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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Screw the brutal, face-smashing beating in 2009 ... Chris Brown is the HOTTEST R&B artist out right now -- which is why Rihanna says she reached out to CB to collaborate on two new songs.

Rihanna called Ryan Seacrest this morning on KIIS FM, explaining her choice to record two duets with the man who brutalized her three years ago -- "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 said, "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."

It's not personal ... it's business ... right? 

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Freddy    

I use to really like Rihanna but now I've lost all respect for her. This chick needs to get a clue on reality.

950 days ago
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Buckaroobonzai    

Wish she would leave America!

950 days ago
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Jessica Witmer    

What a ****ing idiot! This woman and her moronic music should be boycotted immediately! Apparently, she learned nothing except how to boost the sales of your record by getting punched in the face. Great message to the millions of battered women and in some cases men, who don't have a record to push.

950 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Goodness! Is she 16? "He is sorry he hit me, he SWEARS he will never him me again, I DESERVED it, I made him mad" Honey, it only escalates, ever stops. As Oprah once said, When someone shows you WHO they are; believe them!

950 days ago
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Levi    

Unfortunately, a lot of women actually "get off" on abusive boyfriends; looks like Rihanna's one.

950 days ago
6.

Cartman    

Some chicks like getting punched in the face.

950 days ago
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nan    

what an idiot..they deserve each other

950 days ago
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Nicole     

How is it just business when SHE was the victim?

950 days ago
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Hello is anybody in there?    

Chris Brown is the HOTTEST R&B artist out right now? O the dark days of music O how it has fallen..

950 days ago
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MzReeses    

Regardless of the rest of you people who take other peoples lives to personally i think they are both great artists and I love the songs they made together!

950 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

When he whips her azz again, please do not waste our time and tell us about it. Her choice. Her azz.

950 days ago
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Amber    

the hottest thing out there, does not imply that he's HOT, as in good looking... Geez, come on TMZ!

950 days ago
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gutsygirl    

Rhianna's Dad is obviously verbally abusive (called her fat!)
and most-likely was physically abusive, too, so she's used to it. No surprise her self-image is so low she wears a C^NT necklace.

950 days ago
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Whateverbytch    

awww, take some of that money and purchase some self esteem hun...still like her but I won't actually spend $$ on her music, I'll download it free and wait for the next time she ends up down at the station with 2 black eyes - or in a body bag, whichever comes first

950 days ago
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Regina    

Yeah, and ole closeted homo Ryan Seacrest said on his radio show this morning that she was the most liked on Facebook. I almost threw up. He probably would say Satan is a nice guy and well liked.
She wanted to be with him because she is still into him in a big way. They are still a couple and she thinks people are stupid and will believe that it is only business.

950 days ago
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