Holy shiz! We had no idea there was so much DRAMA surrounding the release of this song!
David Guetta is currently KILLING the charts with his latest single, Where Them Girls At, which also features Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj, but the French DJ had a lot to be stressed out about during its initial release, because he was forced to drop it with no promotion early after an unfinished version was leaked early!
"Some hackers stole an a capella [version] of 'Where Them Girls At.' And I was really not ready, because I made a remix for Snoop and we released that record together, the 'Sweat,' record. I was not supposed to release the record so soon, and I was thinking of maybe using the Taio [Cruz] record as a first single. [Hackers] stole the a capella and someone produced some music around it and put my name on it and put it on the Net. So it was horrible, I really didn't like the music. People thought it was me. To put out music that is not even finished, this is really disrespectful to the music. I was really mad. I started to ask people that really do security when it comes to computers, you know, specialists. So we hired this guy who's been working for the Pentagon, for security. So this is serious. I had to react to this by releasing the record without any promotion. Without a video, without anything. And what is really incredible and crazy is that the record is #1 on iTunes in every country in the world. It's #3 in the U.S. right now [last week]. So it's absolutely unbelievable."
Luckily, both of his guest stars on the song were more than enthusiastic about the material!
"The first time you're in the studio with someone, it's sometimes difficult. She [Nicki] was being a little shy or reserved, you know. And then I played that record and she started to jump from her chair and scream. And she was like, 'Wow, I love this!' It was an amazing start working together because I really wanted to work some more with her. I'm a really huge fan. To be honest, it's very rare that I call artists — most of the time they call me. I've been chasing her for like a year because I really wanted to work with her. When I played the song with Nicki, after I had her vocals, when I played it for Flo, he was going crazy! He was so happy. He was really excited about it!"
Goodness! This truly is the little jam that could!
We're so thrilled that, given the circumstances, it turned out to be as successful as it was!
Which we think is really saying something about Guetta, seeing as he managed to drop this when all the odds were against him!
Congratulations, guys! We can't wait to see the music video!
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