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Chris Brown, Drake

Screw Rihanna and Friendship

Let's Make Money!!!

7/12/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The curious new friendship between Chris Brown and Drake has NOTHING to do with Rihanna or brotherly love ... we've learned it's a cold, business decision about making millions.

Chris and Drake -- whose posses literally destroyed W.i.P. nightclub in NYC in 2012 over a Rihanna beef -- have decided they can actually make more money together than separately ... this according to sources working closely with the 2 performers.

They're now in the studio ... laying tracks down for Chris' new album.  We're told Drake will perform with Chris on some of the songs and he'll also be the producer.

There's a bonus for Chris -- by working with Drake he'll be able to continue being affiliated with Young Money and that keeps the door open to collaborations with Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj.  As a matter of fact, we know Tyga -- also part of Y.M. -- was in the studio with Drake and Chris on Thursday.

Two other reasons Chris and Drake think working together will sell more albums:

-- People will pick the lyrics apart, trying to figure out if they are talking about Rihanna ... the woman who they both slept with and the catalyst for the W.i.P. brawl.

-- Everyone wants to hear who sounds better -- Chris or Drake.

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110 COMMENTS

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1.

static    

Bros befo hos.

106 days ago
2.

tooshy20    

Just stay away from Rihanna!!

106 days ago
3.

kewljewl    

Posses?? What's posses?

106 days ago
4.

Tiff-n-VA    

Drake is way better!!!

106 days ago
5.

Cry Baby Crissy    

Crissy,better make money now,prison jobs only pay .99 an hour.

106 days ago
6.

Cry Baby Crissy    

Oh how sweet...
Chrisy Brown + Drake = ♥ ♥ ♥

106 days ago
7.

OhWell    

Batter Brothers.

106 days ago
8.

Kobe_No_Means_No    

Tis all about da dough yo. Don't let no hoe from Barbados block da cash flow. U know we bling bling 24/7, diamond rings, Gucci bags, Lambo for da ride. There be haters, oh da haters. They be hatin' outside da club cuz we be makin' it rain inside like it's yo birfday all night. Ain't no front'n here, it be cash dolla billz all night every night. Dats how we do, ya know what I'm sayin'? We ballin'. Truth.

106 days ago
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cb    

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106 days ago
10.

I just wanted to comment    

I don't like either of their music, so for me this isn't news I'd like to hear.

106 days ago
11.

Franc    

Drake's double cupping. Splains everything.

106 days ago
12.

Zombie Whitney Houston    

Mediocrity at its best. Gotta love the modern music industry!

106 days ago
13.

Tela    

An ppl need to just leave these 2 alone so they can live their lives without someone always tryna talk bs n start some drama n controversy. ..........*Goid on both of yall, Chris n Drake.......#GOTMYSUPPORT

106 days ago
14.

Kate    

Drake holding a double cup..... Noooooooooo. Clear as day in the pic from the studio.

106 days ago
15.

CoconutScrimp    

"Screw RiHOnna..." Ain't everyone done that already.

Hit it and quit it.

106 days ago
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