The song opens with a soft-voiced Britney announcing “till the world ends, remix” but this song is anything but soft. Immediately after, Nicki hits hard spitting absolute fire.
“It’s Britney Bitch, I’m Nicki Minaj, and that’s Ke$ha” opens the first verse at which point Ke$ha takes over. This version is just much nastier than the original. Taking dubstep cues from “Hold It Against Me” but adding bass-heavy synthesizers makes for a much heavier hitting, grimy sound.
While this trio seems unlikely, a closer look will show that it makes perfect sense. What most people don’t know is that Ke$ha wrote “‘Till The World Ends,” so it’s perfectly appropriate for her to get a share of the spotlight. As for Nicki Minaj, she has joined team Britney and is touring with her this summer. The three seem to enjoy the spotlight together quite a bit as they have been tweeting each other as well as communicating on Facebook. So, what might have just been “too much fierceness for one cover” will hopefully mean more great things from the trio. But what do you think? Is this the next big thing? We see dubstep and mashups constantly inundating the radio waves of mainstream; could it be that EDM is the true music of the future, with a blur of genres?