Britney Spears is suddenly a player in the remix game, first dropping in on Rihanna’s “S&M” (which instantly sent that song back to the top of the Billboard Hot 100) and now hosting both Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj on a reworked version of “Till The World Ends.”
While Ke$ha’s contribution is generally ignorable—besides the fact that she, know, c0-wrote the track in the first place—Minaj’s cartoonish rap at the top doesn’t jibe very well with the rest of the song’s razor-sharp cool. It’s as though Minaj is rapping on a different song that you have to get through in order to get to the real song.
Of course, any version of “Till The World Ends” is going to work with the “whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ohs” in there, and this will certainly give Spears and Minaj an excuse to be onstage together when the two go on tour this summer.
But like most remixes, we’ll stick we the original, thank you very much. Readers, do you disagree?
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