Jordin Sparks Discusses Recently Singing 'No Air' With Chris Brown And His 2009 Assault Of Rihanna
Sparks said she hopes they can collaborate more in the future.
January 17, 2023 at 11:41 pm
Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown had one of the biggest hits of the late-2000s with “No Air.” The duet reached No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, sold over 3 million copies in the U.S. and earned a 2009 Grammy nomination for best pop collaboration with vocals.
However, the day before the award ceremony came Brown’s infamous assault of his then-girlfriend, Rihanna.
Sparks was a recent guest on The Cut’s game show Truth or Drink, and host Omar mentioned he saw Sparks perform “No Air” with Brown during one of his 2022 One Of Them Ones tour stops. The American Idol winner admitted that was the “first time they performed the song together since 2008.” However, she also wanted everyone watching to know she was “not the reason” they hadn’t performed the song, and she hoped “they get to do more songs together.”
As a follow-up, Omar asked the singer, “What happened to you during the Grammys in 2008?”