Cole revealed the tidbit earlier this week during a Twitter chat when a fan asked, "Will there be any duets on your next album? If so, who would you like to sing with?"
She replied, "Chris Brown would've been awesome. But he keeps saying no. Like 4 times already: so I’m done with asking." She followed up by saying Brown had grown so much and she was proud of him, but he wanted her to try something different that was more pop.
Cole later shared that her dream collaborators would be Brown, Adele and Mary J. Blige.
Here's to hoping Brown has a change of heart in the future.
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