G-Eazy opens up about his collaboration on Britney Spears' lead B9 single "Make Me."
Billboard created some confusion yesterday (July 25) when they reported Britney's new tune was a one-off single and claimed she was not "expected to release a new album in the foreseeable future; thus, their new singles arrive with stand-alone buzz, not billed as previews from forthcoming albums."
Fortunately, during Brit's Q&A on Tumblr, she clarified the new album will drop "very soon," and said the "Make Me" video, the first release from the forthcoming record, is all about "female empowerment."
The song's collaborator, G-Eazy, is opening up to Rolling Stone about his involvement. He said it was one of those magical moments that was handed to him.
How did you end up on the new Britney Spears single? That's pretty wild.
It was hella wild. I was actually on tour in Australia. After the first leg in the U.S. and we got that email that was like, "Britney Spears wants to do a song." I didn't know if it was gonna be the single or what. It was just a no-brainer. I think we were in Melbourne, and I was like, "Yo, let’s see if there are any studios open here." And literally after the show we went and cut it on the spot. That kind of thing you just drop whatever you're doing to do.
Do you know what led her to reach out to you for the song?
No, but I heard it and I like it. I just wrote it like a conversation I was having with her, you know?
Were you a fan when you were younger?
Of course – I think we all were. Watching the VMAs when we were kids, she was one of the biggest entertainers in the world. And still is.
How would young G-Eazy have responded if someone told him he'd one day be rapping on a song with her?
I wouldn't have believed it. It's pretty insane.
Read the full interview here.