Janet Jackson Releases Club Banger ‘BURNITUP!’ Featuring Missy Elliott
Janet Jackson and Missy Elliott are both queens in their respective genres, which makes it even more noteworthy that they've teamed up for "BURNITUP!" The fiery song is the second single from Jackson's forthcoming album, Unbreakable.
The "Work It" rapper sets things off with a verse to announce the power of her presence. "I'ma shut it down," raps Missy before adding that Miss Jackson wears the crown. She also throws in a few silly, yet, calculated "meows" and a "boom boom pow."
The song heats up as the "Pleasure Principle" singer uses her voice to guide into the hook and chorus as she boasts that she is "never gon', gonna go nowhere" and if you give her the heat she'll show you what to do with it. "Just give me that fire and I'ma show you how to burn it up," sings Janet.
The Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis-produced track bridges dancehall and uptempo sounds to encourage listeners to twerk, wind or carry out '90s dance moves like the cabbage patch.
And as Missy says at the end of the song, "this that jam now do your dance" and "make it work make it work."
This isn't the first time that the two have collaborated. Missy appeared on Jackon's 2001 song "Son of a Gun." But she still gushes over the thought of working with the Rhythm Nation leader.
"Working with Janet is unbelievable. Although we are great friends and have been for so long, I am still her biggest fan," Missy said in a statement. "Sometimes, I still have to pinch myself when I call her and she picks up the phone or texts me because she is still Janet Jackson! The superstar that I would run to the TV to watch her videos and dance moves, so for me I'm honored to be on any Janet record. I'm humbled whenever she asks because she inspires and continues to inspire me, always!" the rapper said in a statement.
Jackson's Unbreakable arrives Oct. 2
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