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Camila Cabello Replaced Britney Spears on a Pitbull Song -- and Britney Was Totally OK With It!

by Jennifer Drysdale 5:52 PM PST, March 08, 2017
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Ever wonder what a Britney Spears/Pitbull collaboration would sound like? Well, it would sound just a little bit like Pitbull's new song, "Hey Ma," for the upcoming Fate of the Furious soundtrack.

During an interview with Radio.com on Friday, Pitbull revealed that the original version of the song featured Spears and Romeo Santos, but that the team behind the Fast and the Furious franchise asked him to re-record the track with Camila Cabello and J Balvin. 

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"Funny story behind that," he said. "At first, it was me and Romeo Santos. Britney Spears ended up on the record. Fast and Furious 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 of the movie -- the first huge movie franchise to shoot in Cuba -- is an amazing honor," he continued. "It was a pleasure to work with everybody on that record."

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According to the rapper, there's still a possibility that the original version of the record could be released at a later date.

"You never know. There might be a remix with Romeo and Britney in the later future," Pitbull teased. "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."

"She understands. She's been in the business for X-amount of years," he explained of Spears' reaction to the switch-up. "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.'"

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Cabello teased the collaboration last month, with a pic of herself, Pitbull and J Balvin. "Vroom vroom," she wrote alongside the snap. 

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