Kanye West, Miley Cyrus Teamed on 'Black Skinhead' Remix

Producer Mike Will Made It says collaboration went down right after the VMAs

Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.
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September 12, 2013 11:35 AM ET

The rumors are true: Kanye West has tapped Miley Cyrus for the official remix of Yeezus track "Black Skinhead," producer Mike Will Made It told MTV.

The super producer, real name Mike Williams, who's behind Cyrus' latest hit, "We Can't Stop," told Rap Fix that he, West and Cyrus went right to the studio following Cyrus' twerk-filled performance at the Video Music Awards.

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"We went right back to work," Williams said, adding of the remix, "It's about done, just touching the beat up a little bit. It sound crazy too."

Williams even relayed West's own reaction to Cyrus' VMA performance, saying the rapper "told her that she did right, too. 'Ye is somebody who understands it. I think people that understand it aren't gonna really have anything too negative, or too much to say about the performance."

Along with "We Can't Stop," Williams acted as executive producer for Cyrus' upcoming album, Bangerz(out October 8th), and just had the singer spit a few rhymes on "23," a new cut with Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa from the producer's upcoming solo project.

You can also check out Cyrus' latest offering, a skin-baring video directed by Terry Richardson-directed video for "Wrecking Ball," the next single from Bangerz.

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