Music Expert Weighs In On Rihanna's Duet With Ex Chris Brown: Why Doesn't She Explain?

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On her 24th birthday, Rihanna debuted her new version of the track "Birthday Cake" off her album Talk That Talk that featured none other than controversial artist, her ex Chris Brown. The single's release has shocked fans around the world, seeing as in 2009, Chris brutally assaulted Rihanna the night before the Grammy Awards and was sentenced to serve five years of probation and six months of community service.

It has left many with one looming question: How will this affect RiRi (a public figure and role model to women) and her music career? 

Music editor and expert Becky Bain of Celebuzz's sister site Idolator weighs in:

"If Rihanna is so insistent on collaborating with the man who assaulted her, why doesn't she tell us why?’" Becky asks. "She could release a long statement explaining her reasoning, or even just a few mature thoughts defending her decision so we'd be able to understand her side. Instead, all we have seen is a bunch of tweets from both of them defending this disturbing choice."
Becky adds, “She acts like she doesn't care what we think - but she should, because we're her fans, and we're terribly confused and insulted by her behavior and her lack of respect for the people who look up to her."

Celebuzz also reached out to ABC’s Good Morning America correspondent Robin Roberts who famously interviewed both Rihanna and Chris after the incident took place, but she has no comment at this time on the pair's music reunion.

What do you think of Rihanna's decision to collaborate with Chris? Does she owe her fans an explanation? Sound off in the comments. 

 

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  • Misty
    Misty

    Say it with me....IT HAPPENED 3 YEARS AGO!!! GET OVER IT!! It's simple if you don't like it, don't buy her music or his!

  • Misty
    Misty

    oh stfu....get over it, they made a song together sheesh!!

  • LAURA
    LAURA

    I THINK THAT PEOPLE SHOULD FOCUS ON THE GREAT MUSIC THAT ARE THEY DOING BECAUSE AT LEAST HALF OF THE SINGERS HAVE ANGER PROBLEMS OR WITH DRUGS, ALCOHOL SO LEAVE THEM ALONE... I MEAN EXAMPLES ARE AMY WINEHOUSE, WITHNEY HOUSTON, CHARLIE SHEEN ( IS AN ACTOR BUT HE WAS VIOLENT WITH MORE THAN ONE WOMEN AND EVERYONE FORGIVES HIM ALL THE TIME) SO LIVE THEM ALONE!

  • Layla
    Layla

    All I have to say is that if an ex of mine ever put his hands on me like that I would never want to see him again let alone make a song with him!

  • noneya
    noneya

    she is ignorant! she is disturbed and anyone who sees this as ok really has no intelligence about abusive relationships and is probably able to go back to a person who beat up their face too! i am just astonished how some people think this is ok! all of you are emotionally disturbed and should seek help....its not ok!

  • Kim
    Kim

    Rihanna doesn't give a damn about her fans, all she wants is their money, she's not even that great at anything

  • Miss Bee
    Miss Bee

    No she do NOT owe anyone any explanation. Clearly Rihanna has forgiven Chris. She obviously doesn't hold grudges. If you have a problem with her choices then that is YOUR problem. And if you are a woman who looks up to Rihanna and consider her a role model, you have serious issues. She is not trying to be anyone's role model. Seriously.

  • John Michael
    John Michael

    No she doesnt, it's all about the music ! Two amazing artists making amazing songs together, that's all !! Stop judging and move on! She is over 18 and knows what is right for her and what makes her happy, and she has a mother to judge her, I think she doesn't need more people!

  • James
    James

    Probably cause she's one of them wacked out girls who seem to enjoy abusive damaging relationships.

  • Tara
    Tara

    I absolutely love both of the remixes! They make beautiful music together, let’s just all agree that no matter what the situation was 3 years ago they are both very talented. If people are going to judge a song over that situation when clearly Rihanna has forgiven him, you people have major issues!!!

  • Olivia2
    Olivia2

    my goodness people just back out of their relationship. its none of your business as though she asked for public approval wither she can get back with chris brown...lol funs can be irritating ..