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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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61.

robbed    

she probably faked the whole thing and that is a slap in the face to all women who really go thru a situation like this.

762 days ago
62.

Cujeaux    

All that bullish*t's for the birds
You ain't nuthin but a vulture
Always hoping for the worst
Waiting for Chris to F up
You will regret the day that he finds another girl....


not that the pimp's any better...

762 days ago
63.

Bodie    

Ri Ri, can you say Whitney didnt destroy her voice, reputation, and life on a POS badboy. In 20 years CB will be just like him. Just a turd in the punchbowl that needs to be flushed. Dont go down with him. Blurp, blurp.

762 days ago
64.

Pedro    

Is she nuts? He's the hottest rapper out now??!!?

762 days ago
65.

partypoisonmcr    

I love Rihanna's music. YES, it's in bad taste but I have my guilty pleasures and Ms. Spears is one of them. If you want to take the whole "she doesn't need to be a role model" or "she is her own person with her own style, opinions etc" or even "she forgives him and that's fine", then so be it. HOWEVER, despite her outfits, when she opens her mouth it's over. She makes Ke$sha sound classy and Megan Fox (the memory of) seem subtle and nonabrasive. We give those girls shizz but Rihanna's obvious lack of self worth is glaring and off putting

762 days ago
66.

hot1fromnc    

I laugh at all the wannabe high and mighty people on here judging her and chris like they're perfect themselves, the things you guys write are just evil, she doesn't givea**** what ya'll think, and that's what ppl hate her or love her for.

762 days ago
67.

Chris    

WOW.. Please don't post or even report the story's when she gets her ass beat up again. If and when it happens it will be her fault for putting herself back in that situation. So don't bother us with her stupidity. Chris has shown he's not changed his attitude and erratic behavior shows that. Next thing to go through a window will be Rihanna not a chair. Also he's not the hottest R&B star. Sounds to me like somebody career was ready to go over a cliff. So to get both their names in the news and all over the place they got together again. However I don't think the reaction they are getting is the one they hoped for.

762 days ago
68.

John from Pitt    

She'll be sorry when he goes OJ on her... but it will be too late by then... but hey, at least you had a "hot" record, right? LOL

762 days ago
69.

Dan    

This the reason she back with him again...
http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/7b7/c3d/7b7c3d9e-c613-4181-bc98-0ee270c0d97b

762 days ago
70.

anonymous    

Rihanna, you seriously need to work on your self esteem. This guy is a total psycho. Once they hit you, they will do it again. Believe that honey.

762 days ago
71.

Celebrities Suck    

so many people out there to do a duet but she picks the guy that beat her unconscious...LOL

762 days ago
72.

lucy    

they deserve each other. she's confident that she's so hot she'll help everybody forget and they can live happily ever after. IMO they are both trashy and I won't spend a nickel on either one of them.

762 days ago
73.

BigRedFan    

Rihanna is CLUELESS on Chris Brown. He SAVAGELY beat her up and now she is o.k. with that??? If she somehow survives another beating and he will beat her again, she will have no one to blame but herself. She is a CLASSLESS person who has NO fashion sense whatsoever. Her hair will fall out by the time she is 40 if she keeps changing its color every few days. She NOBODY'S roll model and NEVER will be. She's gross.

762 days ago
74.

Marlena    

Just pure Ghetto Trash - both of them - plain and simple explanation for this stupid decision.

762 days ago
75.

Marlena    

Just aanother celebrity weirdo selling their soul for the almighty dollar - do you really really need to do this???? shallow, greedy and pathetic.

762 days ago
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