During a newly-released interview with Complex, Dallas songstress Erykah Badu was asked about her relationship with fellow artist, Drake. The singer was first asked if she had the opportunity to speak with Drake after she released her “Hotline Bling” cover.
According to Badu, she did have the opportunity to speak with Drizzy following the release of the cover, which she says he liked.
She also recalled inviting Drake over to her home for tea, and revealed that there’s plenty of time for a possible collaboration in the future.
“He liked it…We’re friends,” Erykah Badu said. “I don’t know how to define that. Kinda like when you have good chemistry with someone. You like the same kind of music. You like the same kind of movies…I think our friendship is a slow burn. There’s plenty of time to experiment with music and stuff.”
Badu later spoke on what fans can expect on her upcoming mixtape, But You Caint Use My Phone. The singer revealed that the entire mixtape will boast a sound similar to the one featured on her “Phone Down” record.
“I think that once I did Drake’s song, ‘Hotline Bling’—I did it for someone’s birthday,” she said. “Just as a gift. And it came out so well, my co-producer, Zach Witness and I—who’s on my label. We kinda just messed around with it. And you know there’s no instrumental for the song, so he had to recreate and reconfigure all these things. So, during the process it’s almost like I was initiated into this new frequency…’Phone Down’ kinda set the tone for everything that will be happening. Thus the Toronto comparison.”
Erykah Badu’s But You Caint Use My Phone mixtape is scheduled for release this Friday (November 27).
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