Date: February 2012
Reports surfaced via Miss Info that Rihanna was spotted with Chris Brown at her birthday party. Shortly afterwards the two reunited... on her "Birthday Cake" remix. Brown appearance on the track-and her appearance on his "Turn Up the Music" remix-sparked media outrage and a whole lot of #clapbacks from Ri on Twitter.
She spoke to Ryan Seacrest about the brouhaha: “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, and then in turn he was like 'Why don't you do the remix to my track?' and it was a trade-off. We did two records. One for my fans. One for his fans, and that way our fans can come together. There shouldn't be a divide. You know? It's music, and it's innocent.”