Days after his glow-in-the-dark Super Bowl XLV halftime performance, will.i.am is already working on his next high-profile gig: a collaboration with Britney Spears. After the "Hold It Against Me" singer tweeted about the team-up Tuesday, the Black Eyed Peas' leading man opened up about his studio session with the pop princess.
"I just came from the studio right now," Will told The Associated Press. While hesitant to give away details, he did gush about the tune, emphasizing the song's place in today's music scene. "It's a monster," he said. "It's mean, pretty, edgy, next level. But the beat just ... It's that beat. She's singing fresh over it. It's something that today needs."
While many fans were pleased to hear about the pop partnership, some weren't so keen on a tweet will.i.am posted shortly after Spears' collabo announcement. It read, "I just found out some people don't tweet themselves they have teams of tweeters for them ... Wow."
After Team Britney went after the producer, he clarified his sentiments: "Britney tweets for herself I saw it with my own eyes when we recorded in the studio today," he wrote. "She's such a sweet heart she's a perfectionist. You guys read into things way to hard ... shame on who ever thought I was talkin about britney ... so sad people want to start things."
In the end, Will reverted the focus back to his tune with the pop star, tweeting, "The song I did with britney is ganna be crazy fresh. from the super bowl to the studio workin on a mega smasher. can't wait till its done."
As Britney continues her daily tease-a-thon for the "Hold It Against Me" video, which will premiere February 17 on MTV, her collaboration with will.i.am might be one of her final studio sessions in completing her new album, Femme Fatale. Scheduled to drop March 29, the LP is expected to include production credits from Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Fraser T. Smith and Bloodshy & Avant.
One producer who might not be making the final cut, however, is William Orbit (Madonna's "Ray of Light"), according to one of his latest tweets. "did a song w Klas Ahlund, who wrote 'Piece of Me'. And is killa. But not on FF apparently. But a good song is a good song regardless," he wrote.
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Don't miss Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" video premiere February 17 at 9:56 p.m. ET on MTV and MTV.com before a new episode of "Jersey Shore"!