Flo Rida has denied that he gave up the Chris Brown collaboration, due to the bad press articles the singer has received in the last month.
Flo Rida, currently sitting on top of the charts around the world with his hit song ‘Right Round‘, has denied press reports he removed a collaboration featuring troubled singer Chris Brown from his forthcoming album ‘R.O.O.T.S’ due to the assault allegations.
Over the past few days, the media was flooded by several stories quoting the rapper as saying, “I recorded a great song with Chris. But I won’t be releasing it now because of what’s going on with him and Rihanna. It could have been my next No. 1.” Besides, the rumors amplified when some websites quoted the ‘Right Round’ rapper saying that. And so, rumors spread all over the internet that the song ‘Sweat’ had been axed from Rida’s sophomore album ‘R.O.O.T.S.’ following claims that Brown who has been charged with making criminal threats following an alleged bust-up with Rihanna on 8 February (09).
But now Flo Rida insists the decision was not based on the controversy surrounding Brown, he says that isn’t the case, and explains that the track was dropped for other reasons. “I think someone must have got it twisted,” he tells Usmagazine.com about those initial comments. “The thing was, we have deadlines to meet and between his business and my business, things were - we had to turn an album, so I had to really get everything together.”
Moreover, Flo Rida said that Brown’s track wasn’t the only song axed ” It’s not just that record. There were other records that couldn’t make the album that I wanted to make the album as well, but that was the process,” Flo Rida added, “this was way before me ever hearing anything about [the alleged incident]. This was way before, at least a month. I had been done with this record.”
In fact, the ‘Low’ hitmaker also said he would work with Chris Brown again in the future, as he feels he is a “talented artist”. And despite having cut the tune, Flo Rida maintains he was impressed by Brown’s work: “I looked forward to working with him. And I thought it was a hot song.”
Sources: contactmusic.com; angryape.com
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