Rap-Up TV: Melanie Fiona Talks ‘MF Life,’ Cee Lo Green Collaboration

Melanie Fiona peeked out from the shadows at Jay-Z and LeBron James’ Two Kings Dinner last month to share details about her sophomore album The MF Life. “It’s fun, it’s young, it’s where I’m at right now,” the Canadian songbird told Rap-Up TV. “It’s taking all the energy that I’ve taken from being around the world and meeting so many different amazing people, and just really experiencing life, the ups and downs.”

She has assembled a team of heavy-hitters including John Legend, No I.D., Johntá Austin, and Andrea Martin for the follow-up to her 2009 debut The Bridge, and is aiming for a June/July release.

The “It Kills Me” singer also revealed how her collaboration with Cee Lo Green came about. “I always speak about doing things, like manifesting things and I always said I wanted to work with Cee Lo,” she said. “I actually walked up on him at the Soul Train Awards and I was like, ‘Hey, I’m Melanie Fiona and I love you. I think you’re amazing and I really want to work with you.'” She ended up on the remix to his single “Fool for You” from the upcoming re-release of The Lady Killer, and a video may be next.

Prior to her album’s release, Melanie will hit the road with Marsha Ambrosius for a nationwide tour, kicking off March 16 in Dallas, Texas. Click here for the full itinerary.