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The Iconic Britney Spears Song That Was Really Meant For Katy Perry

Britney Spears’ 2011 album “Femme Fatale” was full of jams and its lead single, “Hold It Against Me,” was no exception. Despite becoming a huge smash for Spears, the songwriter behind the song, Bonnie McKee, revealed on Twitter in 2017 that its lyrics were inspired by Katy Perry. “The inspiration for @britneyspears’s song Hold it Against Me was @katyperry’s baby bod. True story,” she tweeted.

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In a 2013 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, McKee described Spears taking “Hold It Against Me” as a “happy accident.” She continued, “I was writing with [Perry] at the time and I went in the other room where I was working on Britney in between. She came into the room in some tight, sexy little dress and I jokingly said, ‘Damn, Katy if I told you you had a nice body would you hold it against me?’ I was like, ‘Bingo!’ and I wrote that song.”

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Even though “Hold It Against Me” didn’t work out for Perry, it wasn’t wasted on Spears. Not only did it become her fourth chart-topper on the US Billboard Hot 100, but she also became the second artist alongside Mariah Carey to debut at No. 1 on the chart more than once.

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