Christina Milian isn’t bothered by her lack of vocal credit on Jennifer Lopez’s “Play,” a song Milian co-wrote and originally recorded.
In an interview published on Monday, the singer and actor He recounted his experience writing and performing the pop tune. against López’s team set your sights on it. She also dispelled the idea that she might feel slighted because she was not credited as a featured artist on the song, despite contributing some vocals to the final version.
“Hands down, [Lopez] He killed him,” Milian said. Page six. “She is so good. I love that song. …And she couldn’t believe that at 19 years old she wrote a song for J.Lo.”
Milian told Page Six that she wrote “Play” in about 15 minutes around the same time she was working on her first single, “AM to PM,” and her self-titled debut album, which came out in 2001. the “Resource of Love” and the “Man of the House” star was proud of “Play,” had a feeling his record label wouldn’t want two “party songs” on the LP, and was leaning toward choosing “AM to PM” instead. , according to page six.
However, before Milian made the final decision, a Sony music executive heard “Play” and bought it for López, the outlet reported. But they still hired Milian to rewrite it and her voice can be heard in the chorus.
“It’s funny when people talk about how this is about me singing the song with Jennifer. I mean, I have background singers on some of my songs,” Milian said.
“It’s no different than Michael Jackson having background singers on songs, or Britney Spears,” he added. “This is what music is made of. You want a mix of voices. For me, it makes the songs better.”
Milian is credited as the song’s co-writer, along with Anders Bagge, Arnthor Birgisson and Cory Rooney.
“I don’t need a feature credit,” he said. “I’m also really happy he did it because he’s an icon, he’s amazing.”