AMP Music Minute April 25th
Nicki Minaj Looking to Duet with Adele-
According to PopCrush, her Minajesty is getting mighty comfortable across that big pond we call the Atlantic Ocean. She was recently sitting down with the UK pop station, KissFM where she spilled the beans about her obsession with everyone’s favorite “it” girl, Adele.
Nicki is so smitten with the UK songstress that she has hopes of one day collaborating with Ms. Adele. When asked who she most wanted to work with, the Head Barb said very affirmatively,”Well, I’m obsessed with Adele.”
Before joking about whether Adele had garnered enough success to be hailed Queen of England, Minaj speculated at the possibility of working with Adele one day. “That might be interesting one day in the future,” Nicki told Capital. “She’s like your guys’ queen, right? She [busted] out of the scene and took over and she’s so humble and sweet.”
At first we were skeptical of such a collaboration. What would this really sound like? Well we aren’t sure just yet, but the possibilities make us giddy.
Do you want to hear a Nicki Minaj- Adele collaboration? Tell us below!
Britney Spears in Talks for Vegas Residency
So we are pretty sure Britney Spears is a toes-length away from being the newest judge on Simon Cowell’s singing contest, “The X-Factor.” But if not the queen of pop music won’t be hurting for dollar bills anytime soon, as she is currently in talks with setting up a residency in Las Vegas at none other than the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Britney would be scheduled for a series of weeks as hair rockers Motley Crue did earlier this year in February. If all goes well she will be performing at “The Joint,” the Hard Rock’s concert venue, which holds up to about 4,000 people. Something tells us that Brit would love to rock a crowd that size.
This is all part of the Hard Rock Hotel’s initiative to improve the fan experience by bringing fans and celebs closer together. One source from the hotel describes the kind of night they hope to bring to their patrons. “People will be able to rub shoulders with the celebs. Gone are the days of hiding them behind velvet ropes. You’ll be able to gamble with DJ Pauly D, have dinner with Britney and have drinks with Motley Crue.”
Sounds like a dream. And yes, you read that correctly, DJ Pauly D is still at the Hard Rock fulfilling his residency spot at the hotel’s club, “Vanity.”
Would you go to Vegas to see Britney perform at a more intimate venue? Tell us below!
Usher And David Guetta Working on “Crazy” Song-
The Hollywood Reporter caught up with David Guetta while taping his cameos for an upcoming episode of “America’s Best Dance Crew,” where he confirmed some good news from the dudes that brought you the smash hit, “Without You.”
While not spilling too many details, the French DJ/producer told reporters that him and Usher were back in the studio together cooking up some “crazy” new tunes. “Actually we are,” Guetta said in response o working with Usher again. “These are really big records that we’re working on right now. It’s really crazy.”
Did you notice he said “records”? As in plural? While that was the gist of his message to fans, he did promise that Usher wasn’t the only Hollywood star he was looking to link up with while stateside. In fact, he loves that a place like LA is so good at bringing all that talent to one central location. “I’m gonna start [meeting artists] because me being in Los Angeles, there’s a lot of talent here,” he told THR “… There’s always something happening. Every time I come to Los Angeles it’s so tempting. You go to a studio and it’s like, ‘Oh, you’re here?’ and you meet so many people. I love being here for this, because it’s a lot of inspiration.”
Guetta also talked about his surprise performance with Usher at Coachella’s first weekend and let us know he was just as surprised as everyone else! “It was a total surprise even for me,” Guetta confirmed. “I was playing, and then he came to hang out and just to have a good time. Then I saw him on the side of the stage and I gave him the sign. He was like, ‘Do you want me to do it with you? To come on stage?’ and I was like, ‘Hell yeah! Of course!’”
“We improvised something, it was just great.”
Great! So when should we expect that new music? Guetta? Usher? …don’t worry. We’ll wait..
-Khellie Braxton, 97.1 AMP Radio