It was on November 20, 2014 when Iggy Azalea let us know for sure that she and the “Not That Innocent” Britney Spears are working on a collaboration. In a response to a fan on twitter who asked if she will ever work with Britney, Iggy said:
I did and it was amazing.
Since then Iggy has been good about concealing the details and she keeps her fans clamoring for more, but recently in an interview on Boston Radio station Kiss 108, she confirmed that there is a collab in the works and even gave us a January 2015 timeline to look forward to.
She has reportedly said that the song will be “undeniably great”. The song, which Iggy describes as a “fun track,” will be on Britney’s next album which is a little way off. Iggy has categorically stated that it is nothing like “Booty”.
Phew! For a second there I thought perhaps we would have a “Booty” sequel on our hands. Well I can’t thank you enough for sparing us the played out booty theme.
Let’s hope it is something with much more imagination than that last one. (Hey is Chris Brown the writer?) I hope there is something empowering to women in the lyrics and I hope I won’t be embarrassed watching the video in front of my mother; But with the way the music scene is these days, I won’t set my expectations too high.
With singles like “Work Bitch” do I even dare dream? I’m thinking I’d do myself a favor if I don’t hold my breath. I’m still not sure about this Iggy character though, but perhaps that has more to do with my apathy toward pop music these days than her talents (if there be any).
Now Britney I’m familiar with. Britney is one clever chick because I think it’s almost genius the way she is able to say a whole lot of things about nothing for at least three minutes, and you don’t even recognize it! Snappy dance moves, fashionable costumes and a strong beat completes the act.
Now if that’s not art, I don’t know what is. I still think “I’m Not a Girl” is the best song she’s ever done. At least then I could hear the lyrics, which reminds me that I need to add another thing to my wishlist for this collab: do give us some coherent lyrics in there and don’t drown it out with overbearing loud accompaniments. Well, that’s my wishlist for your collab, let’s see if you can make a believer out of me again.