Britney Spears remixes Rihanna's 'S&M'; Spears to tour with Nicki Minaj
Britney Spears + Rihanna; Britney Spears + Nicki Minaj?? Yep, Spears teamed up separately with the two piping-hot pop divas on projects including remixing Rihanna's mega-hit "S&M" and tapping Minaj for her upcoming "Femme Fatale" tour. We repeat: Britney Spears, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj!
The "S&M" remix debuted Monday on Z-100 radio station in New York, and Rihanna called in to chat about the track that now highlights Spears.
"At first, we didn't know what the song was going to do because of the lyrics, but it became really big on radio and it's No. 1 at Pop this week. In order to do a remix, it had to be major," she told the station. "I asked my fans last week who they wanted me to collaborate with, and Britney was one of the most popular names."
"It's very strange because Britney never does features. It was really amazing that she really wanted to be part of this song. She really liked the song to begin with, but it was a different story when she had to sing it, and she really wanted to be a part of it. So it made it really, really special, because you never see two pop female artists doing songs together anymore," she said. "Just call us 'R&B.' "
Spears even got her own verse on the already provocative track, singing:
Just one night full of sin
Feel the pain on your skin
Tough, I don't scream mercy
It's your time to hurt me
Shut me up, gag and bound me
'Cause the pain is my pleasure
Nothing comes better
The duet exchanged love on Twitter Tuesday with Rihanna tweeting "@britneyspears one of the biggest worldwide popstars! U gangsta #EPIC."
"You ain't so bad yourself honey..." Spears replied.
Minaj, 26, who hails from Trinidad and Tobago and is known for her quirky red carpet style, is touring with Lil Wayne until the end of April.
The pair will kick off the concert tour June 17 in Sacramento. Tickets go on sale Tuesday.
What do you think of the "S&M" remix -- too major or too messy? And what of Minaj joining Spears -- would you rather it be Enrique? Tell us in comments.
— Nardine Saad
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