*Rihanna is finally speaking out in defense of her two remix records with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, saying it “made sense” and it’s “innocent.”

Despite Brown beating her up three years ago, he appears on a remix of her song “Birthday Cake” and she appears on a remix of his single “Turn up the Music.”

In an interview with Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show in Los Angeles, Rihanna says it was her idea for Brown to appear on her song because he’s “the hottest R&B artist” right now. He then asked her to be on his song.

She says the partnership allowed fans to come together, adding: “There shouldn’t be a divide. … It’s music, and it’s innocent.”