G-Eazy Teams Up With Britney Spears In “Make Me”

Britney Spears fans were overjoyed two weeks ago when the star released the first single from her upcoming LP.

Titled “Make Me,” the harmony filled midtempo pop ballad features a guest verse from Oakland rapper G-Eazy, who has been having quite a successful year already. His debut, When It's Dark Out, was released at the end of last year and features collaborations with a number of big names, like Too $hort, Chris Brown, and E-40. It charted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in its first week, and early this July was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
[jump] For much of this year, G-Eazy has been on tour, and it was actually while he was in Australia that he got the news via email that Spears wanted to do a song with him. According to Rolling Stone, the 27-year-old immediately agreed — calling the collaboration “a no-brainer” — and was keen to start working on it right away.

“That kind of thing, you just drop whatever you're doing to do it,” he said of his mission to find a recording studio in Australia to lay down his verse. 

In the two weeks that the song has been on YouTube, it has amassed almost 12 million plays, which makes sense: Spears is still a pretty big deal.  G-Eazy said he grew up listening to her and watching her on the VMA's.

“She was one of the biggest entertainers in the world,” he said. “And still is.” 

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