The-Dream is Over Chris Brown By Ivory M. Jones
Posted October 1, 2007 -- Is music's latest beef between two of R&B's current "it" boys? It sure looks that way in an interview singer-songwriter The-Dream gave to Billboard.com about Chris Brown.
In the interview, The-Dream, who is the force behind Rihanna's summer hit, "Umbrella" and his own current single, "Shawty is a Ten," calls Brown out, vowing to never work with the heartthrob again.
Trouble began brewing between the two when the Dream-penned J. Holiday hit, "Bed," was being considered for Brown.
"The track, which was considered for Chris Brown--he thought it was his--but it was my record and I decided to give it up to J. Holiday," Dream recalled. "Chris said the record won't be No. 1 unless he's on it. I bet someone $500,000 that it would go to No. 1 and I collected my money last week." The song went on to spend three weeks atop Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Despite the fact that he eventually won his bet, Dream says Brown's comments left a dirty taste in his mouth.
"He said the wrong thing to me. He has a track from me now that I was paid for already and I want to give him his money back," he declares. "At the end of the day, I'm big on principle and loyalty. Put that to bed."