Britney Spears refused to record the hit Umbrella.
Britney Spears was offered the opportunity to record the song Umbrella, but the princess of pop turned it down. The single was then taken on by Rihanna, who has made it a huge success.
According to FemaleFirst, the American producer Tricky Stewart, who wrote the song, gave the first pick to Britney Spears.
Stewart revealed this to composer Taio Cruz who stated, "I was working with Tricky in his studio the day he finished Umbrella. As soon as I heard it I said, 'That is a smash, I have to have it,' but he told me it was on hold for Britney. He waited but Britney's people never called him back."