The-Dream, who produced Rihanna's "Birthday Cake" with beatmakers Da Internz, spoke to The Boombox about his role in putting together the remix to the track. He said he was asked to, "and fully at the end of the day my job is to, not only as a songwriter, but as a friend with most of the people I spend time with, Rihanna being one of those friends, is having her back," he continued, "not only that, practicing what we was taught as kids, and that's to forgive. However someone chooses to forgive is entirely up to them."
He says that if Rihanna can forgive Breezy, those around her should support her decision, "I just felt like if she's to that point, I don't consider her insane, she's a very smart girl. The fact that I respect her and that she's smart, to me, means that I should respect whatever her decisions are. One of her decisions was, 'I think I want to put Chris Brown on the record.' Cool! Let's go."