Britney Spears fans got some good news on Monday after a weekend during which she publicly feuded with ex-husband Kevin Federline: she is returning to music for the first time in six years, in a collaboration with Elton John.
John teased the news on his official Instagram account Monday with a pink graphic that featured emojis of a rocket and a rose. Spears is known for her use of the flower emoji, while John often refers to himself as “Rocketman” after his 1970s hit of the same name.
John’s photo was captioned: “Hold Me Closer”. Various outlets have been reporting in recent weeks that Spears is working with John on a new version of his classic Tiny Dancer, which features the phrase “Hold me closer” in the chorus.
Representatives of both artists confirmed the collaboration diversitywhile a representative for John also confirmed the news forbes.
Spears had a tense few days after Federline, who shares two teenage sons with Spears, told it The Daily Mail that her children chose not to see their mother and decided to skip her June wedding to Sam Asghari. Federline also said her boys were embarrassed that Spears shared nude photos on Instagram.
“Look, maybe that’s just another way she’s trying to express herself,” Federline said. “But that doesn’t change the fact of what it does to them. Its hard. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be a teenager who has to go to high school.”
Spears responded in a statement she shared on Instagram.
“I am saddened to hear that my ex-husband has decided to discuss the relationship between me and my children,” she wrote on Saturday. “As we all know, raising teenagers is not easy for anyone. It worries me that the reason is based on my Instagram. It was WAY before Instagram.”
The pop star also wrote that she gave her sons “everything” and called Federline’s allegations “hurting.”
Asghari also defended Spears in a statement posted to his Instagram story. He wrote, in part, “His statement regarding the distancing of the children has no validity and it is irresponsible to make that statement public.”
The new song, which features John, will be Spears’ first musical effort since her 2016 album glory, as well as her first release since the end of her 13-year conservatorship last November. A release date for the John and Spears duet has not yet been announced.
news week has reached out to Spears and John for comment.
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