Pitbull’s ‘Fast And Furious’ Camila Cabello Collaboration Originally Featured Britney Spears
Pitbull‘s Fate of the Furious collaboration could have turned out a lot differently. “Hey Ma” features Pitbull alongside J Balvin and Camila Cabello, though originally the song featured Romeo Santos and Britney Spears instead.
“At first, it was me and Romeo Santos, Britney Spears was on the record,” Pitbull says to 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.”
Pitbull didn’t explain the logic behind the switch, though to an extent, it makes sense. Both the soundtrack and an international trailer features the Spanish-language track in scenes set in Cuba. Camila grew up speaking Spanish, as she made clear during her Fifth Harmony days. But you may hear the original version, anyway.
“You never know, there might be a remix with Romeo and Britney in the future,” Pitbull says — although for now, Britney was fine with the last-minute change. “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.’”
Below, see Camila Cabello and J Balvin at the “Hey Ma” video shoot.