(Drop Dead) Beautiful

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  • This Benny Blanco, Ammo, JMike and Billboard produced slow-building dance track is about a hot boy that Britney is flirting with.
  • The song features a rapped bit by singer/actress turned rapper Sabi. Spears told Rolling Stone that she loves, "to find new artists that very few people know about." She added: "It's one of my favorite things to do because it's like being part of a secret. Friends and people around me are always showing me new artists that they love and that's how I learned about Sabi and ended up working with her on '(Drop Dead) Beautiful.' I have always wanted to feature a new artist on one of my albums and she is really cool."
  • Though Sabi wasn't in the studio at the same time as Spears, she felt Britney's presence when she was dropping her verse. "She recorded it already and then I went in. I rapped on it and I'm a singer. I rap when I feel the mood is right, so it all worked out. When I'm inspired to rap, I rap, but I'm a singer," she explained to MTV News. "Me and Benny Blanco, we were just sitting there throwing ideas back and forth."
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