Who Needs Chris? Rihanna Lines Up Duets

Jay-Z, JT, Kanye among those who want to record
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2009 10:08 AM CDT
Timbaland, Kanye West, Robin Thicke, Rihanna, and Chris Brown appear backstage after MTV's "Total Request Live" show at the MTV Times Square Studios, Aug. 7, 2007, in New York.   (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
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(Newser) – Rihanna’s planned duet with ex Chris Brown ended on a flat note when he allegedly assaulted her—but lucky for her, she has five back-ups good to go. Jay-Z, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, and Soulja Boy are all ready to record with her, the Mirror reports. “Rihanna has been working with the biggest names in the business,” says a source. “She is going to blow everyone away.”