Not tempted to work with Rihanna: Chase and Status

Updated: Jan 28, 2011, 11:22 AM IST

London: Rihanna was given a cold shoulder by drum and bass duo Chase And Status after they chose not to include her in their new album.

The `Take me Away` hitmakers, who had worked with Rihanna on her `Rated R` album, said that they wanted their new album to be thoroughly a British affair and so decide to leave her out, reported Daily Star.

"There was talk about working with Rihanna and other names linked to Roc Nation but we weren`t tempted. We wanted the album to showcase fresh and cutting-edge UK talent," said Saul `Chase` Milton.

The duo is known to be working with new artists like Plan B and Clare Maguire.

"We`re known for working with new artists such as Plan B and that`s what really excites us. On the album we`ve worked with Clare Maguire ? who just has this amazing voice and will appeal to everyone ? Mali, Delilah and Tempa T, all of whom are wicked," added Milton, 29.

But there is one US superstar lurking in the tracklist - Cee-Lo Green, 36.

"Admittedly Cee-Lo isn`t British but he sings on a track called Brixton Briefcase, which is about London in the 80s when guys used to walk around with ghetto blasters on their shoulders," said Milton.

PTI