Chris Brown: Rihanna and I Have a Great Understanding

Singer talks friendship with his ex-girlfriend and potential collaborations in the future.

Posted: 09/18/2014 10:10 PM EDT
Chris Brown, Rihanna

While promoting his sixth album, X, Chris Brown revealed the status of his relationship with ex-girlfriend Rihanna. "Me and her are friends," he told Access Hollywood. "We have a great understanding. There's no issues." He went on to say, "We've been friends. We've known each other for almost 10 years, the same amount of time I've been doing music. I don't think that's ever gonna change… we're friends." Brown was arrested in 2009 for assaulting the singer on the night of the Grammy Awards.

He also said that he's open to making more music with the Bajan singer. "If she's working on an album [and] she wants me on a record, she can call. I'll get on the record. If I need her on something, it's vice versa. So, that friendship, I think, speaks volumes without having to speak," said Brown. The last song they released together was Rihanna's "Nobody's Business" in 2012.

Brown, 25, also talked about squashing his beef with Drake and even said he'd be open to doing a song with him, too. "I think in the future we could. His music is amazing… so as far as, like, the collaboration, I think that's something if the fans want, I think that's something they should get," Brown said of the performer, who has also been romantically linked to RiRi.

He attributes his new perspective to the trials of the last year. "It was God's way of definitely showing me what was necessary… you get kind of convoluted in your own self and you think you're invincible," he said. "Just to be able to look at my life and see it instead of, instead of going haywire… I needed to be more of a role model, an icon with what I do, with my talent. I want to be known for legendary music and being one of the best dancers and stuff like that. I don't want to be known for the mishaps in my life."

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