A false story was put out last week saying that Flo Rida had reportedly dropped Chris Brown (like a bad habit) from the roster on his new album R.O.O.T.S. due to the nasty allegations against the pop singer. But Flo Rida wants everyone to know that is NOT the case. In fact, the song had been removed from the album at least a month before the “incident” involving Chris Brown and Rihanna.
The rapper tells Usmagazine.com exclusively that the rumors that he removed a collaborative track with Brown from his upcoming R.O.O.T.S. album — because of the singer’s publicized altercation with Rihanna –are untrue. The reports, which have been published on various sites, quote Rida as saying: “I recorded a great song with Chris. But I won’t be releasing it now because of what’s going on with him and Rihanna. It could have been my next No. 1.” Rida tells Us he never said that.
“I think someone must have got it twisted,” Rida says.
“The thing was, we have deadlines to meet and between his business and my business, things were — we had to turn an album, so I had to really get everything together.” Rida says that the track, “Sweat,” wasn’t even the only song cut from his upcoming album. “It’s not just that record, there were other records that couldn’t make the album that I wanted to make the album as well, but that was the process — this was way before me ever hearing anything about [Brown allegedly beating Rihanna]. This was way before, at least a month. I had been done with this record.”
Would he ever work with Brown in the future?
“He’s a talented artist, so I looked forward to working with him,” he tells Us. “And I thought it was a hot song.”