How Did Britney Spears React To Being Replaced by Camila Cabello?
Camila Cabello will release a collaboration with Pitbull from the upcoming The Fate of the Furious soundtrack. But the rapper has revealed that the song, titled “Hey Mama,” was originally supposed to feature Britney Spears and not Cabello.
“At first, it was me and Romeo Santos, Britney Spears was on the record,” Pitbull told Radio.com. “[The] Fast and Furious [team] ends up loving the record. And they brought on board J Balvin and Camila Cabello. So, it’s been an interesting journey. To watch it go on to become the intro to the movie — the first huge movie franchise to shoot in Cuba — is an amazing honor.”
On the question of how Spears reacted to this decision, the rapper replied:
“She understands. She’s been in the business for X-amount of years. She said, ‘No, no. Don’t even worry about that. We’ll use it for either the remix or we’ll just do another record together. This is where it’s leading us.’ I said, ‘Wow, salute! I appreciate it.’”
Spears and Cabello also share some history with one another. They previously crossed paths back in 2012 when Spears was a judge on Season 2 of The X Factor, the same year that Fifth Harmony finished in third place on the singing competition show.
Luckily for Spears fans, both versions of the song might end up being released at some point. “You never know. There might be a remix with Romeo and Britney in the later future,” Pitbull hinted. “But it was an honor to be able to work with Britney. And the first record I get a chance to work with her on, to hit her back [like that], she’s just a great sport.”