Iggy Azalea talked about her forthcoming duet with Britney at the iHeartRadio Music Awards 2015, saying: “‘Pretty Girls’ kind of already existed but we changed it a little bit more to fit in with Britney. I just did a verse on it but we don’t know when her album will come out. Then I said “I’ll take the song and put it on my album and she can feature on it.’ Then I got another call that said no wait, she is ready to put the song out. She is ready with an album! So it’s gonna be her first single. I had re-written it a little by then and made it more of a duet so it kind of worked out that it went through all this.
“It worked out because now it’s a true duet. It’s not just me rapping one verse. It’s really us together on the song. We both sing the hook together it’s super cool and fun. I love that it’s worked out this way because it’s going to make for a cooler video.”
According to reports, Britney’s new single is entitled “Pretty Girls” and features Iggy Azalea, having been co-written by her frequent collaborators, The Invisible Men, and UK girl group Little Mix.
Little Mix previously collaborated with The Invisible Men on their past two albums, and have been writing with them on tracks for their third record, due later this year. A source said: “This is a huge coup for Little Mix. The song is really brilliant but the lyrics just didn’t end up fitting well with their own record. It’s amazing for them that Britney has decided to release it as her comeback single — and perfect timing given they’re about to release their third album. This will really help their profile in America.”
The Invisible Men produced “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX, a song that Britney says she loves, and the track “Pretty Girls” was recently registered on songwriting site, ASCAP, written by Little Mix (Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnoch, Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards), The Invisible Men (Jason Pebworth, George Astasio, Jon Shave), Maegan Cottone and Iggy Azalea.
After 15 months in Vegas, Britney reflects with Billboard about her Piece of Me show and her new lifestyle.
“Charlie [Ebersol, her new boyfriend] loves it. He comes every weekend, even though he’s flying all over the place. It’s always really nice when he comes. The kids love to see him. It’s great. I feel like our passion for life is pretty much on the same page.”
She stays close when in Vegas, in a “really big, kind of like a big condo. It’s four bedrooms. We have a yard, it’s really nice,” she says, but she doesn’t hit the strip. “I’m not a gambler at all, that’s not something that I’m into at all! Oh my God, I love Sushi Samba, I love Koi. Those are my two favorite sushi places. I could literally go there every day of my life. And I love Sonic – they have Southern sweet tea and everything from Louisiana, so that’s really nice. Actually, I need to start eating at more places this year. I stick to my two restaurants and I need to branch out a little bit.”
Britney originally thought about Vegas in 2003, after she finished the Dream Within A Dream tour – she visited Celine Dion’s show, saying, “I remember coming here, and I stayed with a friend at Celine’s house, and I remember how beautiful it was. Just the set-up and everything was just really cool, low-key, and her dressing room was great. I was actually jealous, like, “Oh my gosh, she gets to be in one place all the time.’ And I just thought, ever since then, that everything really clicked.”
“‘Toxic’ is my favourite part of the show – I get rained on and it wakes me up – and I’m able to really give more because I’ve just had this shower onstage. It’s actually really fun, I jump off of a tree and it’s kind of exciting.”
Britney has performed nearly 100 shows at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas since the release of her eighth studio album, 2013’s “Britney Jean,” but has admitted other priorities are overtaking that of her 9th album so far.
“I’m gonna do a new album slowly but surely. There’s a lot going on with my kids and schools and, you know, adding new sports and stuff like that. I’m gonna try to do my best to do an amazing album, but it’s not my full priority right now. Kids can drive you crazy!”
“Right now we’re just concentrating on putting out a few great singles as they come. We’re not really talking seriously about a new album yet. Albums just aren’t as important in the digital age as they used to be. Britney will get to one eventually, but not right now,” added her manager Larry Rudolph.
Britney has taken part in a new interview with Pauly D. for Extra TV talking about Charlie, her upcoming collaboration with Iggy Azalea (“it’s really exciting, it’s very cool – I saw her song on TV and I was like a kid in a candy store, I was like I love Iggy, I love that video, I wanna work with her!”) and the charity event she attended in conjunction with the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.