"Hustlers" music supervisor Jason Markey revealed he and director Lorene Scafaria halted plans for a musical collaboration between leading ladies Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo and Cardi B.
The three pop superstars come together in the cast for the new stripper comedy, and while there were some discussions about a musical conclusion to the movie in a similar vein to Lil' Kim, Pink, Mya and Christina Aguilera's rendition of "Lady Marmalade" for "Moulin Roug, it seemed too "cheesy".
Markey told Variety: "At one point, there was some conversation from the producers' standpoint: 'Should we do a big end-title song, like a 'Lady Marmalade' thing?'
"I was the first person to stand up and go, 'I think that's cheesy!' "
He argued his point to director Lorene Scafaria and won over the filmmaker as he suggested a "more poignant" ending than a "big pop number".