Buzz Bites (2/21/12): Rihanna And Chris Brown Appear On Each Other’s Remix Tracks

Rihanna and Chris Brown guest on each other’s remixes.

+ Rihanna and Chris Brown appear on each other’s remixed tracks, which were released yesterday. Birthday girl Rihanna guests on Chris Brown’s “Turn Up The Music,” and Brown on Rihanna’s NSFW “Birthday Cake” remix. (MTV News)

+ If you are upset, as I am, about the potentially harmful message Chris Brown and Rihanna working together might send to victims of abuse/ women/ fans, you’re not alone. Billboard wrote an open letter to Brown and another to Rihanna. (Billboard)

+ Adam Lambert confirmed that he will perform with Queen. “As many suspected, I can finally confirm: I have been invited by Queen to sing one very special concert! Sonisphere at Knebworth July 7th!” he tweeted yesterday. (Billboard)

+ Lana Del Rey performed during London’s Fashion Week at an after-party over the weekend. Peep a bit of her performance. (Just Jared)

+ Guys, the Justin Timberlake as Bon Iver “Saturday Night Live” skit — which featured “SNL” members playing Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Prince, LL Cool J and Nicki Minaj — totes KILLED. And Sleigh Bells, they of course slayed. Watch the skit and performances here. (Pitchfork)

+ Check out a young Nicki Minaj rapping. Looking to be in her teens, she was spitting rhymes like she was destined for stardom, and well, the rest is history. (Idolator)

+ Michael Davis, the bassist for seminal proto-punk band MC5, passed away on Friday from liver failure. (Rolling Stone)

Photo credit: Ellen von Unwerth