CHATTAHOOCHEE HILLS, Georgia — Britney Spears surprised many when she revealed that "Work Bitch," the first single from her upcoming album, would come from former Swedish House Mafia member Sebastian Ingrosso. EDM fans and Britney fans alike were curious and enthusiastic about the unexpected partnership.
However, Ingrosso quickly took to Twitter to clarify he did not actually write "Work Bitch," and instead, the credit should go to his artist Otto Knows. So when MTV News caught up with Ingrosso at TomorrowWorld, we thought we'd clear up any other confusion about his involvement.
"So about the Britney track," Sebastian started. "I manage a guy called Otto Knows, and I'm good friends with will.i.am. He asked me if I had any ideas, so Otto gave me some beats and I went down to will and we played it and he loved it.
"I put my hands on it and I helped produce it with will and Otto," he continued. "But I never wrote the lyrics or melodies to the song, which is why I went on Twitter and said that I didn't write the song. But I helped produce it because I'm involved with everything with the guys I manage."
With Britney's album not out until December 3, fans don't know what else she has up her sleeve. According to Ingrosso, she is still working on the album. He and Otto are "still in the loop."
Despite all of this creative involvement and controversy, Sebastian and Britney have yet to actually meet. "But I heard she's very nice" he added, with a huge grin.