Chris Brown and Drake Tight-Lipped About Studio Meeting
Have former enemies Chris Brown and Drake put their differences behind them?
The hip-hop stars have sparked speculation about a possible collaboration after the Drake fan site Word on Road posted a photo of the singers in the studio together. In the picture, which went online Friday, Brown appears to be singing as Drake listens.
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Drake declined to discuss the meeting when questioned during a media call Friday to promote his upcoming hosting gig for the 2014 ESPYs. "I'd rather not comment on it," he said.
In June 2012, Brown and Drake and their entourages were involved in a brawl at New York's club W.i.P, reportedly due to a beef over Rihanna, who has dated both Brown and Drake. San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker was among the injured. A neighboring nightclub launched a $16 million suit against both parties, but in July 2013, a New York judge ruled in the favor of the pop stars.
Last fall, the artists, who collaborated on a 2009 remix of Brown's "Dueces," showed first signs of a reconciliation. According to reports, in September, they greeted each other at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, and the following month, Brown posted on his Facebook page a photo of himself and Drake in the studio together.
Drake's on-and-off relationship with Rihanna has made headlines in recent months. But during the EPSYs call, the Canadian singer downplayed being involved in a serious relationship. "My status hasn't changed; just to clear that up, you know, I've always just been out here coasting," he said in response to an inquiry about his so-called new-found "bachelor" status.
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Drake was more forthcoming commenting about his plans for Wednesday's appearance on the ESPYs. The singer-actor, who received positive reviews for his recent hosting stint on Saturday Night Live, which included his impersonations of Katt Williams and Lil Wayne, said ESPY viewers could expect to see more of his comedic side.
"I'm actually excited to say that I definitely have incorporated impressions in my performance, and that is something that I actually pride in that I studied for," he said. "I love finding a character and getting into that character, especially if I know the person or know their mannerisms or can really study their mannerisms. So, yes, I will be doing impressions during the ESPYs, and they're good. I'm excited. They're great."
Brown, who released the song "New Flame" on Friday, is expected to drop his sixth studio album, X, this year on RCA Records.