Wondering why Rihanna would release a series of collaborations with Chris Brown – the same man who assaulted her in 2009?

She said Brown – who is still on probation for the attack – was “the only person that, really, it made sense to do the record.”

“You know, I thought about rappers, and I’ve done that so many times, and the hottest R&B artist out right now is Chris Brown,” she said.


Rihanna's new album cover

And in other celebrity news today:

- Why was Russell Brand arrested?

- Is Whitney’s daughter, Bobby Kristina, engaged?

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