Veteran hip hop artist Jay-Z is reportedly one of the latest artists to be turned down for a collaboration with R&B heavy weight Sade.
In a new interview with the Los Angeles Times, Sade reveals that Jay-Z and other MCs have approached her about rapping over her beats or having her sing the hook on their records, but she has politely declined. “I’m too scared,” she tells writer Nelson George. “They’ll find me out. It’s like The Wizard of Oz. They’ll find out there’s nothing there. As for collaborations, I’m collaborating with the band and do what we do. I see myself as a member of this band who does these songs that we write.” If you’re one of the lucky few who does get a sample cleared, Sade says it won’t cost you much. “When it comes to sample clearances, I’m probably the cheapest chick in the west,” she muses. (Rap-Up)
Earlier this year, Sade opened up about rapper Drake reportedly trying to collaborate with her.
“I don’t think they have contacted me,” she explained in an interview. “I’ve never collaborated because I’ve always avoided working outside my safety zone — I can be exactly who I am and can fail or success within the moment. I feel safe working like I do. I wouldn’t want to work in a situation where I am expected to deliver because I think I wouldn’t deliver.”
Sade is no joke… Every rapper out there want her on a record, she she politely say NO.
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