When quizzed by Alan on tonight's Channel 4 show miley said "Well, we’ve been trying to work together and I felt like there had to be that right time, and after Can’t Stop came out, she had called and said how much she loved the song."
"At first she heard the song and she didn’t know it was me, and then she watched the video and just sort of fell in love with the video," the blonde continued, adding: "I think it kind of reminded her of what she did when she was 20 and the feeling of kind of wanting to free yourself and represent so many girls, and so it was cool to be able to get her on the song, because I don’t think there’s any pop idol that I care about more than I care about Britney, because that was the first CD I ever bought."
She then continued to say that she's always been a huge fan of the Slave 4 U megastar, realising that her fans also look to her in a similar way: "What many girls think of me, that’s how I think of Britney, so it was cool […] I feel like there’s so much her and I connect on, and I had to have her, so it was so cool it’s a fast one – it’s got to be!"
And although you may think that the Last Song star may have completed majority of the things on her 'to do' list, it seems like a Britney collaboration has always been a dream of hers: "It’s Britney b***h. She’s got one of those voices, that as soon as it comes on everyone in the world knows it’s Britney Spears, and that’s what I wanted – it was less about her coming in and singing and it was more about her kind of, I wanted her to get in there and really be able to hear her tone, because I feel like it’s just one of those iconic voices that, even her speaking voice is just so iconic. It’s really cool I’m excited."