Little Mix Reveals ‘Pretty Girls’ ‘Wasn’t Really for Us’ So They Gave it to Britney Spears

The ladies of Little Mix made a surprising revelation about why they passed on the pop anthem they co-wrote, “Pretty Girls,” which was then swooped up by pop powerhouses Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea.

You probably remember “Pretty Girls” by Spears and Azalea’s hot amazing mess of a music video, in which an alien Iggy plops down onto earth, landing in Brit’s pool. She’s not worried about it though, and they befriend one another in their campy ’80s Valley Girl realm. (If you have not seen it, then you definitely should).

Little Mix (who’s relevant because one of the members, Perrie Edwards, is the fiancée of former One Direction heartthrob Zayn Malik) revealed that they scrapped their entire album as well as the song “Pretty Girls” because it wasn’t the right fit for them.

Jade Thirlwall told The Sun, “We wrote [“Pretty Girls”] with Maegan Cottone, who we’ve written a lot of this album with. We loved the song but it wasn’t really for us so we put it out there and, lo and behold, Britney wanted it.”

Jesy Nelson explained, “We’ve been away a while because we wrote an album, sat with the record label and we thought, ‘Nope, it’s not good enough.’ We recorded a whole album but we’re perfectionists and knew we could do better. So we scrapped it and started again.”

Their main problem was, “We just couldn’t find a single,” Leigh-Anne Pinnock explained. “Then we heard “Black Magic” and our prayers had been answered.”

[H/T Idolator]