Quite a lot of pop artists submitted songs for Femme Fatale — Neon Hitch, Sky Ferriera, Jessie J and Ke$ha all penned tracks for a possible slot on Brit’s seventh LP. K-Dolla, of course, got her song “Till The World Ends” as the album’s opening track and as the second single, but the other ladies weren’t so lucky. Listen to Jessie J talk to MTV about why she’s okay that her tune was rejected by Team Britney, and why the song title might hinder the “Price Tag” singer’s chances at pitching it to another artist (besides maybe Whitney Houston).
“To even have the opportunity to write a song for [Britney Spears] is still incredible,” says Jessie. “As a songwriter, I’m still taking baby steps. You have to write 10 songs to get one good one and, realistically, I don’t have time to write 10. It was a good song though.”
“I may try and pitch it to someone else, but it was actually called ‘Being Britney,’” she reveals. “So, it’s actually hard to pitch it. Unless it’s ‘Being Whitney.’”
The pop singer continues: “It was a really cool song, but it is what it is; it happens for a reason. For me, one thing I love about Britney Spears is she is Britney Spears: No one can come and try and steal her path, her lane and that’s what I love about her. That’s what the song is about, ‘I’m the sh–.’”
We need to hear this song. Whitney Houston, any interest?