Chris Brown and Rihanna hooking up in the studio isn’t that big of a deal to Grammy-winning hitmaker The-Dream.
The producer feels that people are making more out of Rih and Chris’ collaborations, on the remixes of "Birthday Cake" and "Turn Up The Music," than they need to do.
“For me, it’s just music: two talented people doing a record together—doing two records together—and that’s what it was,” The-Dream told Billboard.com. “It wasn’t about an incident that happened. The true thing really is to forgive, and … you want to believe in people.”
And now that Rihanna has forgiven Chris for their brutal fight just hours before the 2009 Grammys, The-Dream thinks everyone should do the same. However he might feel about Chris, he’s backing Rihanna’s decision to team up with her former beau in the studio.
“It was Rih’s idea,” the producer said. “Not only do we work together, but [Rihanna] is a friend of mine. And it’s like, ‘You wanna do something? Then cool, let’s do it.’”
He added, "Because this is about her, if she can forgive, that’s where she is mentally. As a friend, it’s like, ‘Okay, cool. Let’s roll.’"
In The-Dream’s opinion, it shows just how strong Rihanna’s spirit is that she can put such a horrific offense behind her to move forward and, more than that, welcome Chris back into her life. In fact, the producer thinks she’s setting a good example for others on how to truly forgive.
"I think [the topic] that should be more on the tongues is, how do we proclaim to be a nation of forgiving, and we go by all of these rules and everything, but we can’t actually do it?" he asked. "It actually makes you look weaker than your adversary—if you don’t have the power to forgive, but you lie and say that you did."