Trouble For Me

Album: Femme Fatale (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • Lyrically this song concerns an extremely attractive man who is trouble for Britney, but she just can't resist. The song was co-written and produced by Fraser T Smith, a producer best known for his collaborations with British pop R&B acts such as Taio Cruz, Clare Maguire and Pixie Lott. He started his career as the guitarist in veteran prog-rocker Rick Wakeman's touring band.
  • The observant amongst you will have noticed that Britney did not have any writing credits on Femme Fatale, for which the singer was criticized in the media. Songwriter Heather Bright, who co-penned this song, came to Britney's defense and wrote on her blog: "Britney could have come to me, like all these other A-list artists, and said 'Hey, you wanna be on my album? I'm gonna need writing credit for that song AND part of your publishing even though I didn't write anything! And then I'm gonna go on tour and gross $150 million in ticket sales and not give you any of that, even though I'm performing your song!'

    I could rattle off a laundry list of artists who I've had that conversation with! And I'm on the other end like 'Oh okay… so you wanna rape me, but just with the tip?!' Britney's one of the few artists I've worked with who didn't try to take something that wasn't hers. In my experience, from a business standpoint, her entire team is nothing less than a bonafide class act!"

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