[artist id="872"]Erykah Badu[/artist] is a fan of the Bawse — she gives kudos to [artist id="2000082"]Rick Ross[/artist] for his freestyle verse over her popular “Window Seat” record for the remix.
“I think it’s wonderful; if they feel it, that’s when it’s real,” Badu told MTV News about rappers jumping on her song. She then singled out Ross.
“I love Ricky’s verse,” she added.
“Sh– kinda foul while I’m sitting in the aisle,” Ross raps on the track. “People taking pictures of me like I’m going outta style/ Anyhow I began to yawn, the human bong/ Kick my Clarks off and recline just like a don/ Hat low, eyes closed, got my hoodie on/ As we take off I think back about all my n—as gone/ From my window seat, the view I got, I think I see tomorrow/ Always been an owner of the watch you wanna borrow/ Always with the woman that you following on Twitter/ First class sold out, but I’m still a n—a!”
Ross spoke to MTV News about what attracted him to the soulful song.
“I been getting a lot of questions and a lot of feedback off of the Erykah Badu ‘Window Seat’ record. People wanna know what inspired me to get on the record. It surprised them I was on the record. But to me, the record is just a beautiful song. Erykah Badu is continuing her legacy of making melodic music. That’s the kind of music I’m naturally attracted to. I heard the beat, I heard the flow, of course I saw the video — it’s ingenious. It’s magnanimous. It’s magnificent. I love the video. It’s what art is really about, what hip-hop is really about — taking something that’s really nothing and making it invaluable. She just took a stroll through the park and made it valuable. That’s what hip-hop is. I feel that’s what music is. I jumped on the remix and it felt good. I just put one in the air. Ya boy did what he did. … Ain’t nothing change. It’s the boss Ricky Ross.”
Ross is still working on his new album Teflon Don and has announced Jay-Z, Diddy and Kanye West as collaborators. Ne-Yo appears on the first single “Super High” and F. Gary Gray is slated to direct the video . Erykah Badu’s New Amerykah, Part Two: Return of the Ankh is in stores now.
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