Oh, good — more Chris Brown and Rihanna together. Just what we’ve been praying for at our Chrianna altar every night. Onward!
Of the Rihanna duet, he told The Los Angeles Times: “When we did ‘Nobody’s Business’ we actually did another song for my album called ‘Put It Up.’ I wanted to do an R&B record with Rihanna. I didn’t want to do the pop stuff, I wanted to do something that people aren’t used to hearing.” Said the genre of R&B in an unofficial statement: “Wait, people aren’t used to hearing us?”
As for the Lamar track, he says — in characteristically humble and self-effacing form: “I wanted to — not rattle the hip-hop world, but have people appreciate like, ‘I didn’t expect that, but dang, that’s dope.’” He also noted that his own experience as a 23-year-old convicted felon who is reviled by much of the educated world puts him in an exciting position to help mentor another new artist on his journey to success: “It’s also fun to experience the ambitions and aspirations of a younger artist who’s just learning how the game works.” (“The game,” in this context, is learning how to be disingenuous and mendacious enough to trick a gullible subset of the population into thinking you aren’t a horrible monster!)
Breezy’s latest LP is due later this summer.