Jessie J: 'I Was Obsessed With Lil Wayne'

  /  04.05.2011

Jessie J and Lil Wayne

When Jessie J wanted to add some swagger to her album, she looked to Lil Wayne. The “Price Tag” singer reveals that the Young Money rapper inspired one of the more colorful cuts on her debut.

“I was obsessed with Lil Wayne at one point,” Jessie told Weezy’s influence can be heard in her music, particularly the Oak-produced “Rainbow,” a track off Who You Are, due April 12 in the U.S.

“The song is basically about how we’re all colors of the rainbow and how we need to share the pot of gold,” she explained. “We all may be different, but we’re all the same really. Everyone bleeds red and we all get blue sometimes. The lyrics are a play on words with colors, but my delivery is very like yup, yup, still very Lil Wayne-y. It’s one of my favorites.”

The 23-year-old Brit would love to collaborate with Weezy. “That would be like a dream. I think he’s incredible and I love his swagger. I feel like he should win an award for how he acts in videos. I think he’s one of those one-take people who rolls in, does a sick take, and just rolls out,” she said, adding, “Lil Wayne and Nicki [Minaj], those two are killin’ it right now.”


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