DJ Khaled is eager to work on music with Britney Spears. The hip-hop entrepreneur has a long history of collaborating with celebrities, including Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Drake, and Justin Bieber. After the success of Britney and Elton John’s new song “Hold Me Closer,” released last month, Khaled was asked by an Extra reporter if he would be open to collaborating with either superstar.
“To answer your question, of course I would, I am ready! I would collaborate with anyone that’s representing the love of the music… Collaborating is a beautiful thing. It is important that we come together and make great songs.”
Khaled’s twelfth studio album, “God Did,” was just released. JAY-Z, John Legend, Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross all make appearances on the album’s lead single, and the producer noted that the Run This Town rapper thought it was his best work to date.
The 46-year-old said:
“I played JAY-Z my album. He said it was my best album and I was blessed for him to get on a record that I produced, called God Did. It feels amazing because this is my 13th album and to name my thirteenth album God Did and to make my best album on my 13th album, that’s a blessing. I am just grateful.”
Meanwhile, Elton John had nothing but praise for his collaboration with Britney Spears on their new song, “Hold Me Closer.” John admitted that they haven’t spoken in private since the song’s release, but it appears Spears is pleased with the outcome of “Hold Me Closer.” She has been tweeting about her return to the musical spotlight and exchanging beautiful video greetings with her friend Drew Barrymore.
Spears, however, is thinking about more than just her recent triumph. She discusses the devastating effects of her 13-year legal control over her life on her mental health, self-confidence, and relationships with her family. Over the weekend, she posted an uncensored 22-minute voice memo about her life after the conservatorship on YouTube.
Spears has spoken out about what was going on since the #FreeBritney movement took off, and she was released from the 13-year conservatorship. She has used court appearances and social media to stage an unusual public reckoning with the trauma and alleged abuse she endured, including the cancellation of vacations, intrusions into her body, and control over her music.