The Internet seemed to go into shock last month when Rihanna and Chris Brown released two remixes, each containing vocals of the other, but Rihanna doesn't see what all of the fuss was about.
The pop star told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Thursday that Brown just happened to be the right man for the job.
"I reached out to him about doing 'Birthday Cake,' because that's the only person that really...it made sense to do the record," Rihanna said. "Just as a musician, despite everything else, that was going to be the person."
She goes on to say that she considered using a rapper on the remix, but "I've done that so many times, and the hottest R&B artist out right now is Chris Brown. So I wanted him on the track, and then in turn he was like, 'Why don't you do the remix to my track?'"
It became a trade-off, she said, with one remix done for her fans, and the other remix for Brown's.
"That way our fans can come together," she added. "There shouldn't be a divide. You know? It's music, and it's innocent."