Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Britney Spears Rebuffs Justin Timberlake and Timbaland
The world of gossip is aflame with news that Britney Spears has refused to show up to record vocals for a planned duet with Justin Timberlake (read Any Given Tuesday's review of FutureSex/LoveSounds here) and produced by Timbaland. Word has it that JT wrote the duet specifically for Britney (what did that take, three minutes? It's not like you haven't written twelve songs about her before, Justin) and that Timbo put aside a whole week of his "crazy schedule" to do this track, and that Brit backed out at the eleventh hour.
The pages claim this was her chance for a comeback, and that she's blown it. I challenge that thought: what if the cancellation were a calculated move to snub the overblown hitmakers and go rock, like Kelly Clarkson? I say that somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but consider the thought!