Global sensation Jessie J says B.o.B. turned out to be the perfect choice for her latest single "Price Tag."
While she was originally opposed to the idea of having big-name guests, she says it felt different with B.o.B.
"I didn't really want many features on the album. I think that sometimes you get an album and songs seem better if they've got like platinum-selling artists on all of them and their features, and I wanted people to judge it on me. And that's a lot harder thing to do," she told MTV.
"When I wrote "Price Tag" B.o.B was, like, everywhere and I just loved his sound. He's the same age as me and everything he rapped about, I felt like I would rap about if I were a rapper."
Jessie J wanted to ensure they didn't collaborate from other ends of the world. "I didn't want it to be like, 'Do that, drop a bar and send it to me.' I wanted it to be an experience and a journey, so he wrote his bar and he flew to the U.K. to do the video," she said.
"So, no green screen. We're there together. It was good fun. None of this, 'Never met him, don't know what he looks like.' I've proper been there, hugged him and smelled him."