Considering their domestic violence backstory, it would have been cooler if Rihanna and Chris Brown had taken the path Rihanna did with Coldplay on "Princess Of China." In the song from British band's "Mylo Xyloto" album, Chris Martin and Rihanna sing about a relationship gone bad.
"I could've been a princess, you'd be a king. Could've had a castle, and wore a ring. But noooo, you let me goooo!" Rihanna sings.
Instead of focusing on the drama, "Princess" manages to stress the love lost, especially in one scene where Rihanna and Martin share an emotional embrace after things fall apart.
Rihanna Tweeted her support of the clip. "@coldplay I loooove this sh-t! Thanks for the opportunity."
Martin said the song was written with Rihanna in mind. "In like a dream scenario, we had a song that'd secretly kind of written to see if Rihanna would want to sing it," he told MTV last fall.
Martin had to convince the group to use a featured artist on the track. "And then the rest of the band wanted to keep it, so we came up with the idea of asking her to sing it with us, and, to our great surprise, she said okay," he said.
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