Plus singer says it's to hear him rap 'metrosexual' on new remix
The rapper recently remixed the singer’s track ‘XXXO’, appearing on the new version, and now she wants to return the favour.
“I really want to produce for him. … I have got the perfect song for Jay-Z,” MIA told MTV News. “In fact, that’s the best one that I had for my album which never made it. [It was] the first song I was really into and the song that actually made my album go in the direction it did, [but it] never actually made the album. But I want to give it to [Jay-Z], because I think it suits him more. It’s insane. He’s never done anything like that.”
The singer also said she was surprised that Jay-Z had opted to take on the lead off single ‘/ / / Y / ‘.
“I was really surprised he liked ‘XXXO’ actually,” MIA admitted. “And I was really surprised he liked the version that’s on the album, and not Blaqstarr‘s version, which is more … sort of urban sounding. It was interesting he liked the one with the crazy synths and stuff. It’s more sort of [an] electro vibe … and his verse is so great. It was good to hear him say the word “metrosexual“.
‘/ / / Y / ‘ is released on Monday (July 12).