Little Mix Covers ‘Pretty Girls’ As OK! Magazine Calls Britney And Iggy’s Single ‘Pop’s Biggest Flop’
What’s with all of the “Pretty Girls” hate lately? Both Little Mix and OK! Magazine have shaded the pop duo’s new single in just a matter of a few days. Even Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea’s fans aren’t supportive of the song or music video.
The British girl group, Little Mix, recently spoke with the Sun to promote their new album, as previously reported via the Inquisitr. They also discussed Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea’s new single, “Pretty Girls.” In case you didn’t know, this new single was written by the famous girl group. So, why did Little Mix pass up on the song? It’s obvious. They thought they could do better!
“We’ve been away a while because we wrote an album, sat with the record label and we thought, ‘Nope, it’s not good enough.’ We recorded a whole album but we’re perfectionists and knew we could do better. So we scrapped it and started again.”
It wasn’t just “Pretty Girls” that the singers decided to pass on. It was the entire album. The girls were going for a different sound on their highly anticipated album. They wanted to be edgier and darker. Jade Thirlwall explained the entire writing process of “Pretty Girls” to Capital FM.
“We wrote it with Maegan Cottone, who we’ve written a lot of this album with. We loved the song but it wasn’t really for us so we put it out there and, lo and behold, Britney wanted it!”
Perrie Edwards was excited to hear the news that Spears’ took on the song. She was so overwhelmed with joy that she cried, according to a Little Mix Twitter account.
Apparently, they all think that Britney Spears fits the spirit of the “Pretty Girls” anthem.
“Well as we were writing the song we realized that it sounded more like it should be for somebody else rather than us. We absolutely think that it’s perfect for Britney. She’s absolutely smashing it.”
Little Mix did perform a cover of the song on the radio show. You can listen to their version of “Pretty Girls” in the video below.
Meanwhile, OK! Magazine wrote a shady report about the new single. Twitter user Bobby Finger was able to get a photograph of the tabloid’s article about “Pretty Girls.” In the report, the single is being described as Britney and Iggy’s “biggest flop.”
This week’s OK! is far shadier than its 8″x10″ size would have you believe. pic.twitter.com/B5Ub4SuKt9
— bobby finger (@bobbyfinger) May 27, 2015
The response to “Pretty Girls” has been lukewarm in the U.S. and across the globe. It’s not making an impact on fans, despite its heavy promotion and radio airplays. “Pretty Girls” only peaked at No. 29 in the U.S. and No. 51 on iTunes download charts. Even daily views of the music video has dropped to less than 2 million per day.
What are your thoughts on Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea’s “Pretty Girls” single? Do you think it deserves more love than it’s getting?
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