Britney Spears almost had another onstage VMAs kiss during her performance of ‘Make Me,’ and now everyone wants to know who nearly got to lock lips with Brit Brit. Find out more about the lucky guy, rapper G-Eazy, right here!
1. He’s the collaborator on Britney’s hit single.
G-Eazy didn’t take the stage with Britney just to get close to the 34-year-old pop princess. The 27-year-old rapper is the guy featured on her track “Make Me.” Britney apparently personally picked G-Eazy for the track too — how cool is that?!
2. He has admitted that he’s a huge Britney fan!
G-Eazy gushed to Rolling Stone about working with Britney on “Make Me,” telling the mag that he is “of course” a fan of Brit. He called collaborating with her “insane” and even said that teaming up with her for the song was a “no brainer”…we can only imagine how he felt when he almost kissed her! Watch their steamy VMAs performance below:
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3. His rapper name is a play on his real name.
The Bay Area native’s birth name is Gerald Earl Gillum. He went by G.E. as a kid, and he said that his nickname gradually grew into G-Easy, which naturally became G-Eazy as he developed a career as a rapper.
4. He’s already a chart-topper like Brit Brit!
Both of G-Eazy’s major-label albums, 2014’s These Things Happen, and 2015’s When It’s Dark Out, reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart within the first couple weeks of their releases. No wonder Britney wanted to work with him for her latest single — and get close to kissing him!
5. He’s apparently still on cloud nine from his performance with Britney.
After hyping his performance and Britney’s new album Glory on Instagram, G-Eazy took to social media to share some of his favorite moments from their performance: When he and Britney got nice and close! Considering Britney was all over G-Eazy, can you blame him for being excited about it?
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of G-Eazy’s VMA performance with Britney? Do you think he sounds good with Brit? Tell us below!