Mullumbimby’s homegrown rap superstar Iggy Azalea has joined forces with none other than Britney Spears to create a new single Pretty Girls, which was released yesterday.
The song will get its first official outing later this month, when the duo will perform it live at the Billboard 2015 Music Awards.
According to RCA/Sony Music Pretty Girls is already trending #1 worldwide and #2 in Australia on Twitter.
This may have had something to do with the early publicity it received after the video for the single was leaked on Saturday.
Iggy immediately took to Twitter and pleaded with her fans not to share the illegally uploaded song.
‘I’m really really happy to see so many people loving it but I also just want to clarify its not an ‘early’ release its a leak and if you can … we would really appreciate everyone holding out until Monday to share links etc if possible (I know its hard, I’m excited too!),’ the Australian rapper tweeted to her nearly five million followers on Saturday.
Echonetdaily has published the official ‘music only’ version of the song, which is now available on YouTube: the full video has yet to be officially published.
For those who have only ever heard Iggy rap before, the quality of her singing voice may come as a shock.
‘I guess you guys aren’t used to hearing my singing voice,’ she tweeted.
‘Saw some people missed that aspect, maybe when we perform it, [the duet] will be more obvious hahaha.’
Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea will perform Pretty Girls live on the 20115 Billboard Awards, airing in Australia Monday, May 18 at 1pm.
Other performers will include Kelly Clarkson, Fall Out Boy featuring Wiz Khalifa, Hozier, Nick Jonas, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and Meghan Trainor and John Legend.