Britney Spears followers had been delivered some excellent news on Monday following a weekend the place she publicly feuded with ex-husband Kevin Federline: She’s returning to music for the primary time in six years on a collaboration with Elton John.
John teased the information on his official Instagram account Monday with a pink graphic that confirmed emojis of a rocket and a rose. Spears is understood for her use of the flower emoji, whereas John usually refers to himself because the “Rocketman” after his Nineteen Seventies hit music of the identical title.
Written throughout John’s photograph was the title: “Hold Me Closer.” Various shops had reported in current weeks that Spears was working with John on a brand new model of his traditional observe “Tiny Dancer,” which incorporates the phrase “hold me closer” in its refrain.
Representatives for each artists confirmed the collaboration to Variety, whereas a rep for John additionally verified the information to Forbes.
Spears has had a tense few days after Federline, who shares two teenage sons with Spears, informed The Daily Mail that their children are selecting to not see their mom and had determined to skip her June marriage ceremony to Sam Asghari. Federline additionally stated their boys had been embarrassed by Spears sharing nude images on Instagram.
“Look, maybe that’s just another way she tries to express herself,” Federline stated. “But that doesn’t take away from the fact of what it does to them. It’s tough. I can’t imagine how it feels to be a teenager having to go to high school.”
Spears responded in a press release she shared on Instagram.
“It saddens me to hear that my ex-husband has decided to discuss the relationship between me and my children,” she posted on Saturday. “As we all know, raising teenage boys is never easy for anyone. It concerns me the reason is based on my Instagram. It was LONG before Instagram.”
The pop star additionally wrote that she had given her sons “everything” and known as Federline’s accusations “hurtful.”
Asghari additionally defended Spears in a press release posted on his Instagram story. He wrote, partly, “There is no validity to his statement regarding the kids distancing themselves and it is irresponsible to make that statement publicly.”
The new music with John shall be Spears’ first musical work since her 2016 album Glory, in addition to her first launch since her 13-year conservatorship ended final November. A launch date has not been introduced for the John and Spears duet.
Newsweek reached out to Spears and John for remark.