While most assumed Jay-Z was still giving Chris Brown the frosty treatment following his assault on Rihanna in 2009, it was actually a different picture behind the scenes, as it was the hip-hop mogul who came up with the idea for the former couple to collaborate.
Fans were shocked in November when Rihanna unveiled her latest collaboration with her abusive ex, 'Nobodies Business,' which features on her latest album Unapologetic.
Jay-Z was instrumental in RiRi and Chris hooking up over music (WENN)
The song sends out a clear message to the public about Chris and Rihanna's relationship, and while most believed it was a carefully constructed by the pair, it has now emerged that Jay-Z surprisingly had a huge part to play.
In Rihanna's new interview with Complex magazine, Roc Nation co-founder and Jay-Z's best friend Ty Ty Smith, reveals that he and the 'Watch The Throne' rapper came up with the idea without the influence of Chris or RiRi.
"The Dream didn't write it for them as a duet. Jay-Z and I were in the car together listening to the song, and we thought it would be a great duet," Ty Ty told the magazine.
"It feels good. That's how Chris ended up on the song."
Rihanna still says her relationship with Chris is "nobody's business" (WENN)
Jay-Z reportedly turned his back on Chris in 2009 when the young singer assaulted Rihanna during an argument, but the rapper decided to put their ongoing feud to an end last October when it became apparent that Rihanna had redeveloped a friendship with Chris again.
In the Complex interview, Rihanna refused to address the status of her relationship with Chris, referencing their duet, claiming what goes on behind closed doors is "nobody's business."
Who knew Jay-Z would be the one to push Chris and RiRi closer together!
Listen to 'Nobodies Business' below...
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