(AllHipHop News) The Hip Hop/Pop crossover has been in full effect this year. From Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s trio of collabs (“Suit & Tie”, “Holy Grail”, “Murder”) to Miley Cyrus jumping on tracks with Mike Will Made It, Wiz Khalifa, and Juicy J (“23″) to Too $hort and Twista appearing on Lady Gaga’s upcoming ARTPOP album ( “Jewels & Drugs”), rappers are more inclined to work with their pop singing counterparts more than ever. According to Mac Miller it is all part of the fun of making music and reaching a bigger audience.
In a recent interview with Elle, the Watching Movies With The Sound Off creator talks about not catching any flack from his friends for working with Justin Bieber on his “Boyfriend (Remix)” with 2 Chainz and Asher Roth.
“We were just having fun,” said Miller. “The thing about features and doing different stuff is you have to be down to do whatever. And that doesn’t exclude pop music. Personally, I see it as a different genre, a different group of people to impress.”
Miller also has a verse on buzzing pop star Ariana Grande’s Top 10 single “The Way.” A remix of the song features another rapper Fabolous. Grande’s current single “Right There” is a collaboration with G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean.