A$AP Rocky currently has the world at his feet, with a debut album poised to debut at #1 here in the states and legions of adoring fans across the pond ... so now, he's apparently decided to use some of that newfound clout to get what he wants.
In an interview with the BBC, Rocky let it be known that he very much wants to collaborate with rising British singer — and MTV Artist To Watch for 2013 — Jessie Ware, saying "I knew about her since last summer ... I'm going to work with her. I want to bad."
"I don't care about her being a star, I just think she has a beautiful voice and a lot of talent," A$AP continued. "I haven't got the chance or honor to meet her yet — I just love her art."
Well, as it turns out, the feeling is mutual. Because when Ware stopped by the MTV Newsroom on Friday (January 18) — just hours after A$AP's comments began making the rounds — she was all atwitter about the chance of meeting, and working with, the rap world's newest sensation. All it's going to take is a meeting.
"I've wanted to work with him for so long, I can't even tell you. I've been trying to get through to him; I'm desperate!" Ware laughed. "My manager showed me this [interview] where he was like 'She's got this beautiful voice, I want to work with her' ... dreams can come true. We just need to meet! I think we'd get on very well. Apparently he's very charming, he's a gorgeous boy, and he's amazing. Yeah, I definitely, definitely want to work with him. A$AP, it's a no brainer!"
We agree with Jessie: It's a no-brainer indeed ... so let's make this happen! Of course, with an EP out in the states, and a full-length planned for the spring, Ware may get an opportunity to collaborate with even more stars before hitting in the studio with A$AP. So who else is on her wishlist?
"This is stalker time. I'd love to work with Frank Ocean, A$AP and Kanye West. I'm aiming high," she joked. "And I love Chad and Pharrell [from the Neptunes], so them too. And Justin Timberlake's new song is so good ... so, why not, him too!"
Head to MTV's Artist To Watch page for more of our picks for 2013!