Remix magazine spoke with Premier about his several fruitful recording sessions with Christina Aguilera. “When her agent called and said she was looking for some production from me, I was like, ‘Wow, that’s strange,'” Premier (aka Chris Martin) admitted.
But it didn’t go as smoothly as he would have hoped when they worked on a bridge for a song that Aguilera insisted on changing. “She was like, ‘In the changeup, take the bass out,'” Premier explained. “And I was like, ‘Nah, it’s banging right there because of what you’re singing.’ And she was like, ‘Nope. I don’t want it there.'” Aguilera apparently was also dealing with disagreements with RCA. “I’m no stranger to that; label people can be out of their minds sometimes,” Premier said. “But she was already pissed off about that, so she delivered that same attitude to me. So I am who I am, and I command a certain way of being dealt with, plus I’m so used to having my way when I do my records because I’m a producer – I have a good ear. So I pulled her aside, and I was like, ‘We have to have a compromise.’ So I did something where I chopped it and put echo on that section. And she was like, ‘That’s hot.'”