Hooks up in the professional sense, that is. Not in the sense of a make-out session between them, or delivering a devastating right hook to her dome.
Even with his preliminary hearing scheduled for tomorrow, Chris Brown isn't letting legal problems get in the way of putting together his new album.
Keri Hilson, a hit-making songwriter and singing superstar in her own right, tells E! Online that Chris recently asked for her help in the studio.
"He contacted me like four or five days ago," Hilson said. "Us working together will be the first project I've worked on as a songwriter in a while."
This wouldn't be the first time for the two. They dueted on "Superhuman," plus Hilson wrote "Young Love," a track on Brown's debut album.
Despite Chris Brown's alleged walloping of Rihanna on February 8, Keri Hilson thinks his fans will stick with him, especially as more time passes.
"It is unfortunate what they are going through, but I feel like if you've ever had a fan base, you're really only one song away from appeasing that base," she said of Chris Brown, whose PR firm is actively trying to remake his image.
"Whether that song is autobiographical or whether you want to talk about it or not, you're just one hit away. That's what I think of the industry in a nutshell."
Lil Wayne is another controversial star Hilson has collaborated with. Most recently, two women (Nivea Hamilton and Lauren London) came out and said that they are currently pregnant with babies fathered by the frequently-arrested rapper.
"I'm still kind of hoping it's not true," Hilson said of Lil Wayne's losing battle with condoms. "I'm a face-value person. I won't believe it until I see it."
Give it about 6-7 months then, Keri.