Will.i.am and Britney Spears’s New Single: When Will “Scream and Shout” Video Be Released?
We first heard that Will.i.am and Britney Spears were working on a new collaboration a few months ago when the two were spotted in the studio together. The X Factor judge and her judges’ house co-mentor Will have worked together in the past, and their new single is out now.
Originally titled “Sexy, Sexy,” the dance club hit was renamed “Scream and Shout” and was slated for release on November 19. However, the track was leaked on the internet over the weekend before the intended moment.
Billboard caught up with the Black Eyed Peas singer at the American Music Awards on November 18 to talk about the leak and the song. Will.i.am seemed annoyed but resigned to the fate of the single, saying “Well, that's done. You can't undo it. It's out. It made it real."
In regards to the undisclosed person who leaked the track, he says, “once things go to the editing and coloring, it's not in your control. You don't know what that intern's getting paid. Or not getting paid. You don't know what's going on in their heads."
But there’s still something to look forward to. Will promises that the video will feature "uber fresh fashion.” "The young kids brought their game," he says. "I don't want to say it's 'swag.' Because swag is… it's dope, but this is beyond swag. This is swag in reverse, which is gaws."
So, when can we see it? Well, according to FOX, Will.i.am and Brit will premiere the video on The X Factor next week! The network confirms that the video will make its debut on Wednesday, November 28's live performances show. Swag level to be determined...