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Erykah Badu Covered Drake's 'Hotline Bling' And Wow

She's got a mixtape on the way.

Drake and Erykah Badu once drank tea together.

We know this, as you may recall, because he rapped about going to her house to do that -- and to talk life and love -- on "Days in the East" last year. But we've never heard them collaborate musically, despite what appears to be a mutual respect and admiration.

On Thursday, thankfully, we got something kinda close -- and incredible in its own right: Erykah Badu dropped a half-cover, half-remix of Aubrey's "Hotline Bling."

"You used to call me on my cell-u-lar device at night," she sings on the track, which is off of her upcoming mixtape BUT U CAINT USE MY PHONE. She made the announcement in the description section of the Soundcloud post, which also included the tidbit that the remix was co-written by her and Andre 3000's son, Seven Benjamin.

Dre himself makes an appearance, of sorts, when his iconic "Forever ever?" line from "Ms. Jackson" plays quickly in the background at one point.

What should we expect from the mixtape? Will it be only covers and remixes? Or new songs?

We'll have to wait and see, but for now, fans are just letting the joy of the news sink in.