Will.i.am Announces New Britney Spears Track Mind Your Business

The singer recently had her biggest hit in almost a decade with the Elton John collaboration Hold Me Closer.
Britney Spears performing in 2016
Britney Spears performing in 2016
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More new music from Britney Spears is on the way very soon.

On Monday evening, Will.i.am teased a new collaboration with none other than the Gimme More singer.

The Black Eyed Peas musician shared a 16-second clip on his social media accounts, which hinted at a new track from the pair called Mind Your Business.

“Uh oh!!! This summer is about to be hot!!!” the rapper and music producer wrote.

The teaser features the lyric “you are now, now rocking with Will.i.am and Britney, bitch” – previously heard in their 2013 collab Scream & Shout – as well as a new instrumental, accompanied by a declaration from Britney saying: “Mind your business, bitch.”

At the end of the video, a message reading “Will.i.am x Britney tomorrow” appears, suggesting the new track would be released at some point on Tuesday.

However, the following day Will.i.am shared a more elaborate teaser on Instagram, confirming the track’s release date as Friday.

“I’m sooo honoured and excited for this release,” he wrote. “Thank you [Britney[…you’re one of the most fearless, strongest, kindest, purest people I’ve met in my life… I always loved working with you and I always will.”

Britney and Will.i.am previously teamed up on the 2013 chart-topper Scream & Shout.

Will.i.am also worked on a number of her previous tracks, most notably the Britney Jean singles Work Bitch and Perfume.

The two stars’ new track marks Britney’s second foray into music since the conservatorship she was involuntarily placed under for 13 years was lifted at the end of 2021.

Last year, the Grammy winner teamed up with Sir Elton John on the new song Hold Me Closer, which interpolated a number of his past hits, and peaked at number three in the UK singles chart.

More recently, it was also revealed that Britney will tell her story in a “brave” and “astonishingly moving” new memoir, which is due for release later this year.

This article has been updated to include the announcement about Mind Your Business’ official release date.


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