"Hynes previously told The Guardian he was “actually so stoked about [the songs] — something I don’t say often.” Still, Britney’s team did not share his sentiments.
“They’d always come back with why they didn’t like it and it wouldn’t make any sense,” he said. “I’d almost prefer them to say: ‘We’re scared we’re not going to make any money so we’re just going to use Will.i.am.’ It’s funny — the people in charge of a lot of these artists … I don’t want to say they’re not real people, but it’s not a fan sensibility. I feel like that’s what makes the best music, when people are a fan of the person they’re working with.”
Hynes counts himself as a Britney fan, asserting, “She’s such a huge part of our growing up.”