Will.I.Am On New Britney Spears Album: ‘I Don’t Want To Let Her Down’

Published: Thursday 16th May 2013 by David

As the producer enlisted to craft her eighth studio album, the pressure is on Will.I.Am to create nothing short of a groundbreaking album for Pop icon Britney Spears.

Of course, while there are some who were hoping Darkchild would be tasked with the project, this week saw the ‘Check It Out’ Rapper share details on the release that may force many a doubter to reconsider their stance.

Details below…

Speaking to Billboard, he shared:

“We start next week. Before we even start we’ve had these juicy sessions, where we’ve been bonding, building the trust and comfort. I’ve never worked like this before – not even the Peas.”

I wanted to just go to lunch for two months, which is totally different from how you typically do it. I said, ‘Let’s talk about what you’re excited about. Let’s talk about things you’ve done in you career, what you’re happy about.

Let’s talk about spending time with your kids, let’s talk about your breakup. Let’s talk about how now you’re single, how independent you might feel.’ We started talking about all that stuff. So I said, ‘do you mind if I write this down? I don’t mean to impose but I want to interview you. I need this to create a filter.’

“When people start bringing us stuff, I can say ‘Actually we can’t have this song. Yes, we want dance songs but that’s a little too dark.’ I want it to fit with the emotions. I’m really excited about that and honored that she trusts me. I don’t want to let her down. I just want to do it the way a brand would do it. They wouldn’t say, ‘Take this. Put it out.’ That’s not what you would do. You’d come up with a mood board, the logos, the font, all the other stuff.”

With a fan base that truly cares about the material she releases, there’s no doubt Will will have critical hell to pay if this album sounds anything like the soulless/non-descript material he’s been releasing of late.

As anyone who really who followed Britney’s career can attest to, ‘Blackout’ is hailed as her best album to date because of the attention to detail paid to its melody, production and most of all…her R&B kissed vocal arrangements.

As much as most of the world will try to deny it, Britney does make for a nice vocalist when armed with the writers and producers…but sounds all shades of generic when her voice is doused in autotune, stripped of harmonies and supported by ‘Guetta 101’ production.

Here’s hoping for everyone’s sake that Will gets it right and uses the below as inspiration.


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  1. @BarbieDelRey May 16, 2013

    B**** don’t let the fans down

    • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 16, 2013

      This trailer park s*** is photoshopped toDEATH!!

  2. Navy Sailor May 16, 2013

    Although Will can be generic as hell, he produced one of my favorite Rih songs, “Photographs” so I have faith in him. 🙂

  3. #DirtyLaundry May 16, 2013

    Look im not here for 29kSeller.i.am his music and style is Beyond generic Britney why?

    • Super Cisus May 16, 2013

      And where’s Kelly Rowland’s horny flop a** on the chartzz? Britney’s lowest selling album outsold Kelly’s highest selling album b****

  4. Bow Down B****** May 16, 2013

    Will.i.am better not f***.this.up

  5. XtinaaLovee May 16, 2013

    I hope he f**** her s*** up.

    • TheHive May 16, 2013


    • J May 16, 2013

      girl stop

  6. JARED (WHITE DUDE) May 16, 2013

    Sonically speaking, if it’s an update to the ‘Dance/R&B’ sound that made her ‘Britney & In the Zone’ era’s so ICONIC, well, then…

    I couldn’t give a f***.

    I love her but I REFUSE to invest in another vapid and generic ‘Dance/EDM’ Britney album. Seriously…


  7. truth tea (take a sip) May 16, 2013

    Will.i.am, Flo Rida, Nicki Minaj and Pitbull are the scum of today’s hip-hop.

    • truth May 16, 2013

      Hunty, hip hop is scum period

  8. #BeyIndependent May 16, 2013

    Oh Shitneys still trying? She needs to just hang it up cause after I seen that horrible femme fatale tour I knew it was a wrap for her smh I guess she likes embarrassing herself.

    • Mother Monster May 16, 2013


    • Super Cisus May 16, 2013

      When will a beyonce album sell 10 million copies??

      • King Kim>Nicki May 16, 2013

        When will ci -error b****?

    • Likica May 16, 2013

      What is she trying? The best selling female artist of our generation, one of the highest grossing tours among pop girls. Britney inspired most of them, from Ke$ha to Lady GaGa and your fav said that she’s a fan of Britney Spears and that she likes her album from 2007, Blackout. They like and respect each other, you should do it too.

  9. Alex May 16, 2013

    I want it to e good!

  10. Queen Barb May 16, 2013


  11. Woman To Woman May 16, 2013

    Deadney still not writing her own music why am I not surprised

  12. . : : h 2 o : : . May 16, 2013

    I wonder how does she still wanna work with him after these first week sales . .

  13. Mother Monster May 16, 2013

    She’s so overrated& played out.

    • Super Cisus May 16, 2013

      Says the f****** Gaga stan!!! Is that ugly b**** still hipless?

  14. Mother Monster May 16, 2013

    Lmao and that photo is sooooo Photoshopped.

    • J May 16, 2013

      um no it isnt, you sound pressed.

  15. King Kim>Nicki May 16, 2013

    People still interested in this CORNY broad?

  16. KEY May 16, 2013

    She’s putting a lot faith in him. Too much in my opinion.

  17. MariahIsMusic1 May 16, 2013

    Who’s here for this untalented w**** britney??
    Britney you flopped Xfactor give up b****
    meanwhile #beatiful is climbing up charts. Hail to the queen.
    Rihanna is the Black Britney Spears

    • Fenty tea’s May 16, 2013

      ariana grande’s song is higher then #floptiful on itunes.

  18. MariahIsMusic1 May 16, 2013

    Who’s here for this flop autotune b****?

    • lexi May 16, 2013

      Britney may not be the performer that she use, but one thing she is not is a flop. The girl is one of the best selling artist of al time. She is basically a pop icon.

  19. Suicide Blonde May 16, 2013

    I can’t see his death in the upcoming months, fans won’t tolerate the generics, everyone wants his head right now, Britney you still have time to work with other people, Diplo is the man 4 u babe.

    Play: Madonna – Hung Up(Diplo Remix).

  20. MariahIsMusic1 May 16, 2013

    No one is checking for madonna 🙂

    • Suicide Blonde May 16, 2013

      Mariah fan.

    • Likica May 16, 2013

      Then why is she the best selling female artist of all time, the most successful tour solo act and the most impactful female musician?

  21. Likica May 16, 2013

    Hope she will slay this time, wish her good luck. The snippet of her single Oh La La for Smurfs 2 leaked.

  22. J May 16, 2013

    Britney’s never let me down before, so I dont doubt her this era either. Looking forward to album 8 boo

  23. JER May 16, 2013

    Then fire yourself IMMEDIATELY as executive producer. JK. Just don’t f*** it up. And don’t you DARE put yourself on more than one song. SMH

  24. Mark111 May 16, 2013

    I’m laughing at the measures to hide those man shoulders.

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