For the first 30 seconds of Rihanna’s new song that features Chris Brown you hear Rihanna repeating “come and put your name on it” for 20-seconds.
At the 1:15 minute mark of Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake (Remix)” Chris Brown comes in with his first line: “Girl I wanna fuck you right now. Been a long time, I’ve been missing your body.”
Rihanna then goes down memory lane:
Remember how you did it?
Remember how you fit it?
If you still wanna kiss it
Come, come, come and get it
Sweeter than a rice cake, cake worth sipping
Kill it, tip it
Cake, fill it
Now let’s go down memory lane ourselves and juxtapose these lyrics with statements made by Rihanna in a 2009 interview with Diane Sawyer.
“When I realized that my selfish decision for love could result into some young girl getting killed, I could not be easy with that,” Rihanna told Sawyer on 20/20 after she was asked about no longer spending time with Brown. (Rihanna flew to Miami to spend time with Brown three weeks after the incident.) She went on to make statements recognizing she was a role model that could influence young girls.
“I couldn’t be held responsible for telling them to go back. Even if Chris never hit me again, who’s to say their boyfriend won’t kill these girls. These are young girls and … I just didn’t realize how much of an impact I had on these girls live until that happened. It was a wake-up call for me - big time,” Rihanna said.
Every year, almost 1.5 million high school students experience dating abuse. Below is an infographic created by Colorlines.com’s Hatty Lee that looks at violence and teen dating.