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We Love That Dej Loaf Wants To Work With Missy Elliott, Iggy Azalea And Nicki Minaj

The newcomer talks dream collaborations.

Dej Loaf’s got next.

With the success of her runaway hit single, “Try Me,” and her critically acclaimed mixtape, 'Sell Sole,' all eyes are on the 23-year-old Detroit rapper for best new artist in 2015.

In a recent interview with Paper magazine, the artist born Deja Trimble revealed which artists she’d love to collaborate with.

“I definitely want to work with legends,” she said. “I have something in mind for Missy Elliot, Charlie Wilson and DMX. People you haven’t seen in a while and who I grew up listening to.”

The idea of Dej and Missy on a track together is enough to keep us clamoring for Dej's upcoming debut album, but her respect for her female peers also sets her apart as one to watch.

“I just want to make great music,” she said. “Like if you rock with me, we can rock, if you don’t, then you go your way and I go my way. But it’s hard, the whole beef thing and females’ catty attitudes. We only have Nicki Minaj and maybe Iggy. You don’t have many female hip-hop stars at all. And I think that’s the reason, because everybody wants to be on top, like how the guys do it. But there is room for all of us. That’s how I’m approaching it until problems are presented to me and I feel like acting on them. I’ll just do Dej. I won’t feed into it. I got love for everyone. I want to work with Nicki Minaj, I would work with Iggy, I already said Missy Elliott. I’d love to work with Lil Kim. I already worked with Remy Ma. Remy Ma is like one of my favorite rappers—female rappers anyway.”

Now that's what we call girl power.


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