This Is How Meghan Trainor ‘Begged’ Her Way Into Singing Jason Derulo’s Name

And it was 'dope.'

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Jason Derulo?

Sure, it might be his new single, "Want To Want Me," or maybe you're shaking your booty to "Wiggle," or you could be thinking you're his "It Girl," but for most of us, when you think of his name, you instantly just sing it. "Jason De-ru-loooo."

During the early stages of Jason's career, he was known for singing his name at the beginning of each of his songs. Need a refresher? Have a listen.

It soon stopped, and Jason "retired" his own name. Still, no matter how hard he tried to distance himself from, well, himself, it always followed him.


In fact, his singing name even appeared on his new album, Everything Is Four, but it wasn't his voice singing. It just so happened to be Meghan Trainor's. When the two teamed up for his upbeat track, "Painkiller," Meghan "begged" Jason for the chance to sing his infamous name.

"She bamboozled me," Jason told MTV News. "Her and the producer were in the room and were like 'Yeah let's do it,' and I'm like, 'No I'm not doing that no more, it's retired.' And then the intro came in and she did it and I was like, 'It's pretty dope.'"

The two actually recorded the track in the studio together, which he says is something that "never happens" anymore.

"She's like a firecracker. We get on pretty well. She likes joking around, and me too, and it was an amazing experience because we actually did it differently, we actually recorded in the booth at the same time," he said. "We got to really get that synergy, we almost felt as one. I feel like you can hear that on the record, too -- you can hear us laughing and joking and freestyling."

And while the atmosphere was pretty low-key, the subject matter of the song is a bit heavy.

"'Painkiller' is about how lust sometimes can help cure any pain that you want," he said. "Like a break-up. Sometimes for a moment, someone else's company can cure anything."