Pitbull Reveals Camila Cabello Replaced Britney Spears on ‘Fate of the Furious’ Song ‘Hey Mama’
Fans of Camila Cabello are anxiously awaiting the release of her collaboration with Pitbull from the upcoming The Fate of the Furious soundtrack. But the Miami-born rapper has revealed that the song, titled "Hey Mama," was originally supposed to feature Britney Spears and not Cabello.
“At first, it was me and Romeo Santos, Britney Spears was on the record," Pitbull told Radio.com. "[The] Fast and Furious [team] ends up loving the record. And they brought on board J Balvin and Camila Cabello. So, it’s been an interesting journey. To watch it go on to become the intro to the movie — the first huge movie franchise to shoot in Cuba — is an amazing honor.”
The rapper did not rule out the possibility of the Britney version eventually seeing a release as a remix.
Pitbull went on to say that Brit-Brit was actually fine with the news. “She was a great sport, she’s been in the business for years. She said, ‘Don’t even worry about that. We’ll use it for the remix, or we’ll do another record together.'”
Last month, the former Fifth Harmony member tweeted photos from the set of the music video. The song is expected to be release ahead of the eighth Fast and the Furious movie, which is slated to hit theaters on April 14.
The Spanish-language version of the track has already leaked on the Net here.
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