Lorde may be smarting a bit today after her surprising hit “Royals” was knocked down to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 — courtesy of Eminem’s “Rap God” — but she can take solace in the fact that a real-life rap god Rick Ross has churned out a remix of her hit. Oh, and he probably wouldn’t mind collaborating with her, either.
In a conversation with MTV’s Sway Calloway, Ross said that he chose to remix the New Zealand teen’s song because “it was just a dope record,” he said. “Hopefully, that’s what she get from it coming from Rozay,” he added.
Ross put his own spin on the jam, notably injecting his label’s signature tagline, “Maybach Music,” as voiced by model Jessica Gomes — it’s a spin on the Lorde lyric, “But everybody’s like cristal, maybach, diamonds on your ten piece,” which references the luxury car manufacturer.
He also moneys-up the anti-consumerist jam at bit, rapping over the Joel Little beat: “She wanna watch ‘Scandal,’ I wanna count a handful/Dead presidents sleep in the attic of the mansion.”
“Royals” has had its share of remixes and covers over the last few months, including a fresh iteration from The Weeknd.
Ross has his hands full at present, readying for the release of his sixth studio album, Mastermind, in December, but we reckon a collaboration could be in the cards for these two. When Sway asked Ross if a pair-up is possible, the rapper answered cagily, “You never know.” Yes, but we can certainly dream.