Rihanna says collaboration with Brown 'made sense'

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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2012 file photo, performer Rihanna arrives for the Brit Awards 2012 at the O2 Arena in London. Rihanna says her collaboration with former boyfriend Chris Brown made sense. Brown appears on a remix to her song "Birthday Cake" and she appears on a remix to his "Turn Up The Music." Their music union is noteworthy because Brown beat Rihanna up three years ago and is still on probation for the assault. She says the partnership allowed their fans to come together and says "there shouldn't be a divide. ... It's music, and it's innocent." She made the comments to Ryan Seacrest on his radio show on KIIS-FM in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, file)
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2012 file photo, performer Rihanna arrives for the Brit Awards 2012 at the O2 …

NEW YORK (AP) — People have been scratching their heads over Rihanna's musical collaboration with Chris Brown, but she says it "made sense" and it's "innocent."

Brown appears on a remix of her song "Birthday Cake" and she appears on a remix of his "Turn up the Music." Their music union is noteworthy because Brown beat up Rihanna three years ago and is still on probation for the assault.

Rihanna says it was her idea for Brown to appear on her song because he's "the hottest R&B artist" right now. He then asked her to be on his song.

She says the partnership allowed fans to come together, adding: "There shouldn't be a divide. ... It's music, and it's innocent."

She made the comments to Ryan Seacrest on his radio show on KIIS-FM in Los Angeles.

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