Ciara and N.E.R.D. blazed the stage when they performed the band’s sultry single “Hot-N-Fun” at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. When MTV News caught up with the ATL princess on the show’s white carpet, she dished that fans could be rocking to a white-hot collaboration between CiCi and the hip-hop crew in the future.
“We’re talking about doing a couple of things. We’ve been in the studio a little bit too, just, like, talking about things and stuff,” Ciara said. “In the future, it’s very possible that you’ll be hearing something more from possibly me and N.E.R.D. and also maybe even just me and Pharrell, musically.”
The songstress, who took on Nelly Furtado’s vocal duties from on the original track, joined the band for a hip-twisting, back-bending performance at the show’s Chevrolet Cruze Drive-In. Whether a Ciara/N.E.R.D. project actually jumps off, the songbird said she enjoyed turning up the fire with the band onstage.
“I have to say, I had a lot fun performing with Pharrell. He’s such a sweetheart, their whole crew, Chad [Hugo], Shay, all of them are such sweet guys,” she said. “I had a wonderful time.”
One project that is definitely in the works is Ciara’s upcoming album, Basic Instinct. Perhaps recruiting the “Hot-N-Fun” fellas for some new tracks is a smart move, as the singer told MTV News last year that her Fantasy Ride follow-up will be, well, “hot and fun.”
On last week’s VMA carpet, the singer updated her fans about her new videos and promised another dope musical ride. “My fans are gonna really be happy. They’re gonna really be in for a treat. I worked so hard on this record. I just shot two videos: ‘Gimme That’ and ‘Speechless,’ ” Ciara said. “My fans are gonna be so happy, I promise you guys. I’m so excited.”
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