Ask Florence Welsh of pop collective Florence + the Machine who she’s listening to these days and you may be surprised to find a hip-hop-heavy palate. The red-haired songstress enjoys the music of Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake, and more.
After performing on last week’s “Dancing with the Stars,” the “Dog Days Are Over” singer said she was especially hyped to see one of the contestants. “I was really excited Brandy passed me in the corridor,” Florence told UsMagazine.com. “‘The Boy Is Mine’ was such a huge song for me.”
She also described her delight at running into Nicki Minaj at the VMAs. “I waved at Nicki Minaj and she waved back. That was really exciting. I was such a geek. I am such a huge fan of her. She waved back at me but I think she might have thought I was crazy.”
Her love for the Young Money camp doesn’t stop there. “I’m a really big Lil Wayne fan as well, I’m excited for his new album,” she stated. “I love Drake and I’m excited for Kanye’s new album.”
Florence + the Machine’s debut album Lungs was released last year and has spawned the hit single “Dog Days Are Over.”