XXL was able to talk with Mac Miller earlier today via email where he talked about how he ended up being on Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger Remix”.
“Maroon 5 is ill, very ill,” Mac told XXL via e-mail, hours before the Copenhagen stop of his European Tour. “[“Moves Like Jagger” producer] Benny [Blanco] reached out to get me on the jam, and to be honest, at first I didn’t really believe him. I was like, these dudes could get any rapper they wanted on their jam, why would they want me? However, they were serious. When I was in NY I went to the studio with Benny to do it. We chopped it up for a while, then I just wrote my verses and laid them down. I hadn’t spoken with anybody from Maroon 5 or anything at this point. I actually had the feeling that they going to cut my verses and go with someone else.”
“I don’t know why, the thought of Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera and myself on a jam, I just didn’t think it would fly,” he continued. “But, I saw Adam Levine was following me on Twitter so I hit him up and thanked him for the opportunity and he said that everyone loved it. Shit is ill. I love the jam, the music video to it actually came on when I was writing the verses in the studio. What are the odds? Well, actually pretty high considering it was the No.1 song for a while.”