Naughty Boy Is Overhauling Janet Jackson And Missy Elliott’s “BURNITUP!” For The UK Market

Mike Wass | September 23, 2015 12:50 pm
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Zayn Malik famously called Naughty Boy “a fat joke” on Twitter, but the joke’s on him as Shahid Khan (the producer’s real name) lands another major coup. If wrangling a Beyonce feature on sublime drum & bass anthem “Runnin’ (Lose It All)” wasn’t impressive enough, the 30-year-old has been asked to overhaul Janet Jackson’s lead single from Unbreakable in the UK — Missy Elliott-assisted club banger “BURNITUP!”

“I’m about to start work on a track with Janet featuring Missy Elliott,” Naughty Boy told The Mirror. “It’s set to be another massive collaboration. It’s very exciting times for the both of them.” It looks like Miss Jackson is going with a more contemporary sound in the UK. “I’m going to be remixing the track for the UK and I look forward to meeting up with Janet soon,” the “La La La” hitmaker explained.

I’m really excited to hear what Naughty Boy comes up with. I understand that Janet is going for a throwback sound this era, but it will be a relief to hear her ride a fresher beat.

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