*During her promo tour last year for “Soldier of Love,” Sade continued her long-standing tradition of turning down repeated requests from rappers to collaborate. Drake was the last one to be spurned, after professing that a duet with the singer is one of his biggest dreams.
She later told the Los Angeles Times that she’d even passed on an official offer from Jay-Z, despite being a fan of classic hip hop from the likes of Nas and Wu-Tang era hip-hop.
“I’m too scared. They’ll find me out,” she explained at the time. “It’s like The Wizard of Oz. There’ll find out there’s nothing there.”
Well, Sade has reportedly changed her mind.
BlackBookMag.com is reporting that Jay-Z is now scheduled to appear on Sade’s upcoming hits album, “The Ultimate Collection.”
Despite Sade’s seemingly firm resolve that she would only collaborate with her house band, Hov can now go down in history as the lucky rapper to land a feature with the cult favorite. He will add a verse to the official remix of “Moon & Sky” on “The Ultimate Collection.” The original “Soldier of Love” cut will appear on the double disc alongside several other Sade classics and three brand-spanking new tracks.
Look out for Sade and Jay-Z’s collaboration on May 3. Sorry Drizzy, maybe next year.