According to RIHANNA, it actually never occurred to her that people would disapprove of her collaborating with her ex boyfriend, CHRIS BROWN.

Never.

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Rihanna shocked the world when she started working with her notorious ex boyfriend, Chris Brown (and on two remixes, no less) three years after he savagely assaulted her.

Of course, people were just looking after the 24-year-old pop star. Who wants her working in close quarters with the guy after we saw how he injured her?

But it seems Rihanna didn’t feel quite as threatened or worried about collaborating with Chris again as much as we did. She told Esquire UK:

“It never occurred to me how this was going to be a problem. I thought people were gonna be surprised that we finally did a record together, but I didn’t see how people could think it was a bad thing, you know?”

She explained:

“In my mind, it was just music . . . I could never see anything wrong with making music.”

When asked if they would eventually end up together again now that they’re getting friendly, RiRi clarified:

“[I worked with Brown] in a completely professional environment. I mean, if I went back to him [as a girlfriend], then that’s a whole different discussion.”

She added:

“If I ever do, then that’s something that y’all have to talk to me about when — if — that ever happens. Until then, look at it for what it is.”

RiRi was quick to defend herself too when asked if her collaborative track “Birthday Cake” with Chris spoke of their new relationship—that they were hooking up again:

“That was the tone before [he] was ever on the record. You think it was going to be about hopscotch or jump rope?”

She snapped:

“There’s a lot of sh– y’all can’t get over. Y’all holding your breath on a lot of stuff that doesn’t matter. When you realize who you live for, and who’s important to please, a lot of people will actually start living. I am never going to get caught up in that. I’m gonna look back on my life and say that I enjoyed it — and I lived it for me.”

We have to admit, she had a point there.

What do you think of her defense about her collaboration with Chris Brown?

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