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Chris Brown collaboration is typical Rihanna, analysts say
Rihanna and Chris Brown perform together in December 2008.
February 24th, 2012
05:27 PM ET

Chris Brown collaboration is typical Rihanna, analysts say

By Stephanie Goldberg, CNN

(CNN) - The public has been shaking its collective head since rumors of a Rihanna-Chris Brown collaboration began circulating on the Internet last week.

Once the artists' respective remixes, "Birthday Cake" and "Turn Up the Music," featuring each other, hit the Web on Monday, that head-shaking turned into full-blown opposition.

Some have questioned why Rihanna would musically reunite with her ex and whether their working together was a straight career move or a byproduct of her feelings for Brown. But based on the way the "We Found Love" singer markets herself, industry experts agree, her decision to collaborate with Brown is actually quite characteristic.

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  1. Nyonya

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    April 18, 2012 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. CEs

    Because all of a sudden, she 'requires' the boost in popularity and her 'best' decision is collaborate with Chris brown. Forget other possible artists who are more talented. Pop culture has an attention span as an ant, my husband says, and she can't help but cling to this. Poor thing, gets beat up, then acquires his help. This isn't about talent anymore. Let me guess.... Happily ever after this?

    February 25, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |