The Dream Dishes On Rihanna & Chris Collaboration: “It Was Ri’s Idea…”
[photogallerylink id=104201 align=left]Chaos and love are in the air as everyone has different opinions on the Rihanna and Chris collaboration for the “Birthday Cake” remix. On this week’s MTV Rap Fix, Dream “dished” on Rihanna’s remix with her ex. “It was Ri’s idea…” he explains.
Dream penned Rihanna’s previous hit “Umbrella,” making $15 million just off royalties! So, it’s no surprise that he also wrote “Birthday Cake.” He knew there would be a feature in the song, he didn’t know it was going to be Chris Brown until Rihanna casually called Dream and told him.
Dream explains to MTV Rap Fix that Rihanna told him in a “very nonchalant manner.”
“I was in the car actually in Miami and driving. “What’s up? I think I’m going to put Chris on it,” [says Rihanna]. I don’t know which Chris you’re talkin’ about, [but] OK, cool, whatever you say. Then she didn’t say anything else about it and it happened,” He explained.
Dream was more focused on the remix just being about good music and forgiveness:
“For me, it’s just music — two talented people doing a record together, doing two records together, and that’s what it was. It wasn’t about an incident that happened. The true thing really is to forgive, and… you want to believe in people.”
He also made it clear the doing the remix was, indeed, Rihanna’s idea entirely:
“It was Rih’s idea, not only do we work together, but [Rihanna] is a friend of mine. And it’s like, ‘You wanna do something? Then cool, let’s do it.’ I don’t know how she got the logistics and how it happened — maybe she’ll talk about it one day. I showed up at the studio, and it was like, ‘All right, cool, let’s finish this record,’ which we probably should have finished the first time we did it.”
To finish up talking about the matter, Dream attempted to spread a more insightful message about the entire incident and present situation between Rihanna and Brown:
“I think [the topic] that should be more on the tongues is: how do we proclaim to be a nation of forgiving, and we go by all of these rules and everything, but we can’t actually do it? It actually makes you look weaker than your adversary — if you don’t have the power to forgive, but you lie and say that you did. Because this is about her, if she can forgive, that’s where she is mentally. As a friend, it’s like, ‘Okay, cool. Let’s roll.”
Keepin’ it cool and keeping things chill, Dream is just trying to keep the artist’s dreams alive.