Songwriter Ester Dean On Her Rihanna Hits “Rude Boy” And “S&M,” And A Possible “Pitch Perfect 4”


“I had a song years ago called ‘Spank Me.’ I wrote it for Britney Spears,” she remembered. “And then I had a song called ‘Theme Park of Love,’ and it was like, ‘Don’t you wanna ride on the pony?’ Everybody was like, ‘Ester…those are too much dirty songs.’ And then all of a sudden ‘S&M’ [came out]! So, who was wrong?”