R&B star Ciara has defended her decision to include a duet she recorded with disgraced singer Chris Brown on her new album, because she likes the way it sounds.
Brown is facing two felony charges related to his alleged assault on Rihanna in February (09), and Ciara admits she did consider re-recording their duet, Turntables, but quickly realised the song wouldn't sound the same without the Kiss Kiss singer.
So the duet, produced by Danja, will be among tracks on new album Fantasy Ride, which hits stores in the U.S. on Tuesday (04May09).
She tells MTV News, "I wanted to focus on the music and leave it at that, because its a record that Ive had for a while, I love the way it sounds and its one of my most favourite records on the album.
"If I alter it, its not gonna sound the same... I could try to do it a different way and I even had moments where I played with it a little bit, but it didnt feel right. So its all about what feels good to me, so thats why I kept it."
Ironically, Ciara and Rihanna are reportedly hooking up for an all-girl revue, which will tour North America later this year (09).