Together, Chris Brown and Soulja Boy Tell’em have the type of star power that could resurrect the Scream Tour.
The duo have collaborated on a record together for Brown’s forthcoming Graffiti album, “Bad.” Both spoke to MTV News about the song recently, saying it’s definitely one the ladies will enjoy.
“Well, me and him, we been on tour together and we’re friends, so I was just like, ‘Yo, I gotta do a record with Soulja Boy,’ ” Brown said. “Because me and him are always gonna have, like, this kind of energy, just as far as kids, and with him, he does records that are, like, the easiest records ever. I’m not discrediting him, ’cause they’re big records, but he could talk about, ‘I got my shoes on, I got my hat on, but I’m fresh though,’ and it could be something funny. But it’s always something that can be catchy for kids, and I wanna do something that’s real cool for everybody.
“Me and him did this record called ‘Bad’ — it’s a nice little joint. I talk about this girl, [saying,] ‘She fine.’ So it’s kinda cool.”
Soulja Boy said he knew expectations for the collabo would be high, so the rapper was extra focused when he put pen to pad.
“My approach to it was, ‘If me and Chris Brown ever did a song together, it got to be the best song ever,’ ” he said. “When people hear it, it gotta be automatic — be in all the kids’ heads, all the girls definitely gotta love it, all the females gotta love it. That was my approach to it. I was just thinking, ‘What is the slickest lines I could say to a female to make them fall in love with this record?’ “