Earlier this week, Britney Spears, Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj dropped their femme-fatale-friendly remix of the Spears club track “Till the World Ends.” The already fun song got super-charged thanks to Minaj’s cutting verses and Ke$ha’s recognizable vocals.
“I’m a massive fan of both the ladies I share the track with,” K told MTV News on Wednesday at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards. “I wrote ‘TTWE’ for Britney with [producers] Dr. Luke and Max [Martin] and she killed it and I loved it, but I just thought a supergroup of three hot, strong women could just take over the airwaves.”
Ke$ha went on to give props to both the ladies. “I’m such a massive fan of Britney and I’m such a massive supporter of Nicki and a fan, and chicks sometimes don’t team up. I don’t know why, but I’m, like, huge on the girl power, so I just wanted to make a power girl track take over.”
The remix quickly won praise from fans who seem to think the new features step up the song’s game. “You know, with the three of us, I wasn’t necessarily surprised [people like it] because I’m such a massive fan of Nicki Minaj and obviously with Britney I’m a fan of it, [taking] myself out of the equation,” she said. “I’m just happy people like it.”
So did Ke$ha (who once sang backup for Spears ) feel any pressure writing a song for Britney ? “There was no pressure. Writing for somebody else is really fun ’cause I consider myself a songwriter first and foremost,” she explained. “So it was so much fun to put my brain in the sexy Britney Spears brain and express myself almost as if I were possessed by her.”