Rihanna says she and Chris Brown have a very close
friendship. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
R&B star Rihanna has unveiled a duet entitled
"Nobodies Business" with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, three years
after Brown was charged with assaulting her.
The song was part of an official track list that Barbadian
singer Rihanna tweeted to her followers for her upcoming
album"Unapologetic," and comes after weeks of speculation in
the media that the couple have rekindled their romance being
spotted together at numerous events.
While Rihanna, 24, has stayed mum on her relationship status
with Brown, the "Turn Up The Music" singer attended Rihanna's
Halloween party last week and tweeted a photograph of himself
dressed in Arab robes and a rifle.
Brown, 23, is currently halfway through his five-year
probation after pleading guilty to assaulting Rihanna on the
eve of the Grammy awards in 2009. He was ordered to complete
community service and a domestic violence programme.
Brown was given permission by a Los Angeles judge to embark
on his European tour at a recent hearing overseeing his
progresson his probation.
The former couple have had a tumultuous relationship in the
last three years, including a restraining order against Brown
following the assault.
But recently the two singers have made peace, coming together
on a remix of Rihanna's raunchy song "Birthday Cake"earlier
The Barbadian singer told Oprah Winfrey in an emotional
interview in August that she and Brown now had a "very close
friendship," and that she still loved him.
Other collaborations on Rihanna's upcoming
"Unapologetic"album include rapper Eminem, newcomer
singer-songwriter Mikky Ekko and rapper Future.