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Rihanna wants to punish Britney Spears -- but only in the friendliest possible way! The "S&M" singer is thrilled with the new remix of her hit single, featuring a rare guest appearance by Ms. Spears. And now she's fantasizing about future collaborations.
"I hope so!" Rihanna said Monday on Z100, when asked if she was going to make a video with Spears. "I want to spank Britney."
Oh my! Rihanna, 23, says that she never intended to do a remix unless it had a little something extra for the fans -- and when she asked her fans for suggestions on a collaborator, "Britney was one of the most popular names."
"It's very strange. Britney never does features," Rihanna points out. "It was really amazing that she really wanted to be part of this song. She really liked the song to begin with, but it was a different story when she had to sing it, and she really wanted to be a part of it. It made it really, really special, because you never see two pop female artists doing songs together anymore."
True -- and it's nice to see news about female pop stars collaborating rather than feuding! Rihanna and Britney -- or "R&B," as Rihanna joked on the radio -- have even been exchanging cute messages on Twitter, with Rihanna calling Britney "gangsta" and Brit responding "You ain't so bad yourself honey."
Listen to Rihanna and Britney's "S&M" remix here:
Unfortunately for Spears, there's also some less-than-flattering press happening today. The video below was assembled by the website Popdust, and it features a "dance-off" between the Britney of today and the Britney of the early '00s. Needless to say, 29-year-old Britney suffers in comparison with her 19-year-old self. But hello -- who wouldn't? Not only has the girl been through a whole lot of drama in those years, she had two kids and suffered a knee injury. She deserves a little more credit than this video gives her. But take a look and see for yourself!