Chris Brown Brings the Circus to the Studio

Ester Dean is climbing the charts with “Drop It Low,” her collaboration with Chris Brown from the More Than a Game soundtrack. The rising star was bubbling with excitement as she shared the experience of recording with her famous peer.

“Chris Brown’s like a brother to me,” the songwriter behind Mary J. Blige’s “Stronger” and Keri Hilson’s “Make Love” tells Rap-Up.com. “I wanted him on [“Drop It Low”] after he wrote it and he said yes. We did a lot of songs together.”

Dean describes their sessions as electric. “Oh my God! There’s so much energy in there because him and his artist Scooter Smiff, all they do is dance. They’re sweating and they’re dancing,” she laughed. “It’s like a circus in there. It’s so much fun!”

But when they leave the studio, the friends try to avoid the pap’s flashing lights. “I don’t do the whole paparazzi thing. Chris came to my skate party. I like to hang with him inside places. I’m not used to all that.”

As for Brown, Dean says he has been keeping his head up through his recent troubles. “He’s been taking it like a man. His fans are very supportive of him and of course, we are too. We block it out. He has to deal with it himself. Our job is to keep everything positive.”