Britney Spears and Will.I.Am Confirm Incoming Single

Britney Spears and Will.i.am will reunite on a new single, called “Mind Your Business,” set to drop on Friday, July 21.

Will.i.am shared the news with a video teaser that was posted to his social media. In the short videos, the artists’ taglines are heard: “You are now, now rockin’ with Will.i.am and Britney, bitch.”

Meanwhile, Spears is heard singing what is presumably the song’s chorus — “Mind your business, bitch” — over an up-tempo beat.

After first teasing the new single, Will.i.am confirmed the July 21 release date on his social media, posting, “I’m sooo honored and excited for this release.”

He thanked Spears, writing, “You’re one of the most fearless, strongest, kindest, purest people I’ve met in my life…I always loved working with you and I always will.”

The duo previously worked together on “Big Fat Bass,” a 2011 release that appeared on Spears’ “Femme Fatale” album, as well as “Scream & Shout,” the lead single from Will.i.am’s “Willpower” record. The latter was released alongside a music video that Spears gave her first entry into YouTube’s Billion Views Club. Will.i.am also executive-produced Spears’ 2013 album, “Britney Jean.”

This track will be Spears’ first release since she joined Elton John for “Hold Me Closer,” a re-imagined remix of his classic hit “Tiny Dancer.” The track earned Spears her first appearance on the Billboard charts after nearly a decade away.

News of the new single comes on the heels of Spears setting a date and revealing the title of her upcoming, much-buzzed-about memoir “The Woman in Me.” Spears’ book is slated for release on Oct. 24 and will be published by Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. The book is said to tell Spears’ story “on her own terms, at last,” according to the publisher’s announcement.

Spears had been living under a court-ordered conservatorship placed by her father, Jamie Spears, since 2007. Though the singer continued to work, touring and holding a Las Vegas residency, the conservatorship remained in place. Rumors spread among fans that the pop star was being held in the conservatorship against her will, spawning the #FreeBritney movement, which brought heightened attention to the situation. After 13 years under the legal arrangement, Spears retained top Hollywood lawyer and former federal prosecutor, Mathew Rosengart. Shortly after, the court suspended Spears’ father, ultimately resulting in the termination of her conservatorship in November 2021.

Since regaining her freedom, the pop star has gotten married, released a chart-topping single, worked on her forthcoming book — and now, is about to release another sure-to-be hit.

Elizabeth Wagmeister contributed to this report.

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