One of the hottest voices burning up the rap charts these days belongs to Mya, the 19-year-old singer that can be heard singing the "Islands in the Stream" hook on "Ghetto Superstar," the Pras-ODB contribution to the "Bulworth" soundtrack.
Mya also recently released her own solo debut album, which features Dru Hill's Sisqo on her current single "It's All About Me" [550k QuickTime], as well as a rapping cameo by Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott on another track, "Bye Bye."
But even though Mya and Missy were hooked up via a mutual friend, the duet was recorded separately by the two singers, which eventually led to a rather awkward moment recently while backstage at an awards show.
"I didn't get to meet her," Mya told MTV News about the recording of "Bye Bye" with Missy, "I met her later at the Soul Train Music Awards, and it was really funny 'cause she didn't even know what I was talking about.
She was like, 'Who are you?' I said, 'You rapped on my album.' I had to describe the song, and she was like, 'Hmm.' [900k QuickTime] I said, 'Well, [mutual producer] Darryl Pearson?' and she knows him really closely, and then said, 'I don't know, I'll have to ask Darryl about that."
Master P's cohort, Silk the Shocker, will appear on a remix of Mya's next single "Movin' On."