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).