It’s hard to call an artist putting his own video on his own Vevo site a “leak.” It’s more just like a low-fanfare, slightly premature release. At any rate, whether you want to call it a leak or not, will.i.am dropped the remix for “Scream & Shout” today. It features Diddy, Waka Flocka Flame, Lil Wayne and Hit Boy. (Don’t worry, Britney’s still in there, too.) Via Digital Spy:
The accompanying music video for the reworked track sees each of the rappers dressed in black and Spears in an Adidas outfit by Jeremy Scott.
The visual was not expected for another few days, but has appeared online ahead of its official premiere.
The 'Scream & Shout’ remix is available to download now, but does not contribute to the overall sales of the original track, like other remixes traditionally do.
Billboard decided that the remixed 'Scream & Shout’ is so different from its original form that it will have to chart as its own release in the US.
Billboard isn’t wrong. It sounds almost nothing like the original.