Love Hurts: Rihanna, Chris Brown Record "Emotional" Duet

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As we reported yesterday, Rihanna and Chris Brown have been participating in secret, late-night recording sessions - ones that have been jam-packed with emotion and serious drama, along with some playful touching. Yes, we are serious.

The idea for the duet arose when they decided to get back together shortly after the February 8 incident in which Brown "allegedly" used Rihanna as a speedbag.

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Music producer Polow Da Don convinced both Chris Brown and Rihanna to get in the studio and record a love song ASAP, stressing that timing was important because the heightened emotions would translate powerfully into the music.

Both Rihanna and Chris agreed and snuck in a couple of "late night" sessions that TMZ says were "very emotional ... the feeling in the room was pure love."

Is it good to see Rihanna and Chris Brown collaborating again?

Nothing like a mad dash to cash in on felony assault and criminal threats. Time may heal all wounds, but the almighty dollar heals them faster, apparently.

As for how they got along working together, a source says the two stars were "playfully touching each other." Presumably, no open-hand slaps were involved.

The song was originally written for just Rihanna, but after the intense walloping Brown administered, the producer believed the track - which ironically focuses on overcoming difficult challenges as a couple - would be an ideal duet.

No word on whether they will dedicate it to Tina Davis.

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Rihanna Biography

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Saint Michael, Barbados
Full Name
Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Rihanna Quotes

I get asked about it all the time and I’m like, You’re asking, but you know the answer. I don’t even like to address it anymore.

Rihanna [on rumors that she dated Jay-Z]

Sometimes you just need your privacy. But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public.