Britney Spears and Will.i.am have released a new track, “Mind Your Business,” the second song to be released after her 13-year conservatorship was dissolved.
“Mind Your Business” is an electronic earworm and a flip-off to the paparazzi who have tracked Britney’s every move for the past 25 years.
“Uptown, downtown, everywhere I turn around, Hollywood, London, snap-snap is the sound,” she sings in the second verse before the Shakespearean chorus kicks in: “Mind your B, mind your B, mind your B, mind your B.”
The lyrics to the electronic track find Spears taking aim at the paparazzi as she speak-sings, “They follow me, follow me, follow me / Follow, follow me / Uptown, downtown / Everywhere I turn around / Hollywood, London / Snap, snap is the sound.”
Later on, she threatens to “send the dogs out” if the shutterbugs, who have infamously hounded her for decades, fail to “get up out [her] face.”
Will.i.am began teasing the song on social media on Monday (Jul. 17, 2023), sharing a short clip featuring a snippet of his 2012 Britney collaboration, “Scream & Shout.”
“You are now, now, rocking with, Will.i.am and Britney Bitch,” the audio began, before merging into a new clip of Britney singing: “Mind your business, bitch!”
This is also Britney‘s second release after the dissolution of her conservatorship, following her hit song with Elton John, “Hold Me Closer.”