Remember back in August when Lady Gaga and Azaelia Banks set Twitter ablaze by teasing a team-up? Well, at the time, neither artist’s rep was willing to comment on the matter — which is odd, considering that Banks appears to have no problem talking about her collaboration with the Mother Monster.
In a new interview with Brazil’s Mix TV, Banks reveals that, yes, she’s worked with Gaga and that they’ve finished a pair of new songs — though even she’s not sure if they’ll end up on the much-discussed ARTPOP album.
“I worked with Lady Gaga, but I worked with Lady Gaga from afar. We worked via email and via Internet,” Banks said. “We have a song called ’Red Flame’ and a song called ’Ratchet,’ but I don’t know what she’s doing with it. She’s going to release it when she wants to release it.”
No word from Gaga’s camp on whether those songs will end up on her upcoming album (or whether their titles should be CAPITALIZED , like the other ARTPOP tracks).
But Banks hasn’t just been getting busy with Gaga: In the same interview, she also confirmed that she’d recently logged time in the studio with Kanye West, bringing full-circle a story that got some serious traction earlier this summer.
“Working with Kanye was a lot of fun. I just kind of went out to Hawaii for vacation, and he has a studio out there,” Banks said. “And he was just like, ’You should really come to the studio,’ so I went to the studio and just worked it out.”