Miley Cyrus ’s “SMS”: Britney Spears Was Not Her First Choice
Miley Cyrus is hoping that her song “SMS” is her next single from “Bangerz,” but the album’s title track almost turned out completely different.
Songwriter Sean Garrett spoke with MTV News about the pop diva’s collaboration with Britney Spears on “SMS (Bangerz),” which stands for “strutting my stuff,” saying that Brit Brit wasn’t their first choice… or their second.
“The first name we tossed around was Gwen Stefani. We were talking about Gwen because you know Gwen got that edge too, but that’s how God works,” he said.
Garrett adds that Nicki Minaj was their next target, adding, “That would’ve been nuts too, but I think that’s how God works, this was absolutely the right one.”
The song was also inspired by another set of female collaborators, hip-hop duo Salt-n-Pepa, and their classic 1986 single “Push It.”
“That’s what this record is; it’s a celebration of pop culture, beautiful women, strong women,” Garrett explained.
“SMS (Bangerz)” is featured on Miley’s new album, “Bangerz,” which is out now. Take a listen to the track below.