Will.i.am has confirmed that he is, in fact, ‘in charge’ of his ‘Scream & Shout’ foil Britney Spears’ new LP.
The talkative Black Eyed Pea revealed via Rolling Stone that it had taken a lot of talking (and free meals c/o Team Spears) to convince him to do it, saying: “I was like, ‘OK, look, guys, me and Britney need to have lunch four times a month for three months before I even try to go in the studio with her. Because we need to talk. We need to talk about what she’s excited about in life. I gotta talk about the things that hurt her. I gotta talk about the things that make her concerned – she’s a mother. I gotta talk to her about all the things that her fans want to talk to her about. I gotta be the vehicle between her and her fans”.
So, Will had to talk. He talks on: “We can’t do another song about going on the dancefloor. Really? Didn’t we see a bunch of Britney doing that already? Don’t we want to see something that comes from her heart?”
Well yeah, provided it’s original, legal, and won’t piss anyone off. Britney’s “amazing” (says i.am) new LP is still in its early stages, and may or may not feature one/all of the following: Diplo, Hit-Boy and R&B songwriter Elijah Blake.