By Meghan Gorman
Drake has collaborated with many rap greats including Jay-Z, and he’s publicly pined for a Sade feature, but there’s one more artist that Drizzy is dying to work with: Justin Timberlake.
Following his win for Best Hip Hop Video with “HYRF” at last weeks’s MTV Video Music Awards, Drake told reporters via Buzzfeed that he’d love to do a song with Justin Timberlake at some point in his career. “I would love to do a collaboration with Justin Timberlake, and [Noah “40” Shebib]…he produced with Sade, and I would love to do a song with Sade,” the Toronto rapper said.
Drake has already admitted that he sought out a Sade feature on his recent album but was unable to make it happen, so maybe he’ll have better luck with JT.
The YMCMB rapper recently revealed that he’s working on the upcoming Aaliyah album along with producer 40. “Enough Said” the first single released from the project 11 years after her death, included a feature from Drake.
“To get 13, 14 new Aaliyah songs, everybody should be excited. It’s not about me. It’s not about 40. It’s about her and her fans and us just getting the opportunity to give you something that we feel is great,” Drake said, explaining the album. “And the people around her, everybody from her family to her old management and label, were like, ’If there’s anyone out that can do it right now, it’s [you] and 40.’ And that was an honor and we’re going to pull in some classic people, anybody who used to work with Aaliyah that was essential in her career we definitely hope to have them involved. So it’s great. You get a new Aaliyah album this year on top of everything.”