RedOne confessed that he had been warned against collaborating with Jennifer Lopez
The 49-year-old producer wanted to work with the 52-year-old star in 2011, when her acting career slowed down and she had no hit in five years. He was advised not to collaborate with her on the song “On the Floor,” which turned out to be a hit. He was told that collaborating with the creator of the hit “Jenny From the Block” would ruin his career.
RedOne, whose real name is Nadir Khayat, said: “Many people knew that I was considering working with JLo. They called me and said, ‘Don’t do this, Red! It won’t be good for your career, you are the best producer. ”
Fortunately, the producer listened to his wife Laila Aziz, and not to his friends.
In the Unpopular podcast, he explained, “Everyone told me not to do this. All but two. My wife said to me, ‘I think JLo is an icon. Women love her and she needs one song to take over the world and you can do it. ”
The factory manager, Martin Kierszenbaum, also insisted on this cooperation.
The Moroccan-born producer explained: “He told me,” JLo is a star, she just needs a good song. ”
The song, co-written with Pitbull, sold 8.4 million copies worldwide and became the best-selling single by a female artist in 2011, and RedOne has no regrets taking on the production of the song.
RedOne said: “We made an amazing number and she rocked it. JLo is a star, there is no doubt about that. “