Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
We may earn a commission from links on this page

Today's Chris Brown outrage: He's appearing on Rihanna's next single

We may earn a commission from links on this page.

Public fury over Chris Brown's recent Grammy appearance and his apparent lack of remorse over beating ex-girlfriend Rihanna is rooted, at least in part, in the fact that his career not only has survived but thrived in recent years. Whether on his own songs or as a guest on other artists' tracks, Brown is the closest thing to a sure thing on urban radio right now. Now even Rihanna is looking to exploit Brown's commercial clout—the troubled couple is set to make a musical reunion on Rihanna's forthcoming single, "Birthday Cake (Remix)." Apparently Brown will sing on one verse and rap on another, and presumably promise not to beat anybody in exchange for sexual favors. In addition to this collaboration, Brown reportedly attended Rihanna's birthday party recently. "Birthday Cake (Remix)" is expected to be released next week. [via Vibe]