LOS ANGELES — Back in 2008, Jordin Sparks hooked up with Chris Brown for her VMA- and Grammy-nominated hit “No Air.” Since then, a lot has changed for Brown in light of the incidents that took place last February, when he allegedly assaulted on-again, off-again girlfriend Rihanna.
When MTV News caught up with Sparks at John Mayer’s “One Splendid Evening” benefit concert for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation on Thursday night, she addressed rumors that she’d once again be working with Brown for her forthcoming album. “It wasn’t planned [as a duet],” she said of a certain song. “I had gotten a song he had been a part of.”
She was quick to point out that the Brown-penned track may not even appear on her album. “He had written [the song], and I’m not sure if I’m going to get to it yet,” she explained. “I haven’t recorded it yet, so we’ll see.”
Back in 2008, “No Air” video director Chris Robinson told MTV News how great the two singers worked together and how impressed he was by their work ethic at such a young age.
“When I was 18 or 19, I most definitely did not have it together like these two! When you see Jordin and Chris you see two artists that will hopefully continue to push the envelope artistically,” Robinson gushed about the twosome. “We all ended up putting a piece of ourselves into this project.”