Although she says she doesn't do collaborations with rappers, Drake is hopeful he will be able to snag Sade for his upcoming "Thank Me Later" debut album. "I don't think they have contacted me," Sade said last month. "I've never collaborated because I've always avoided working outside my safety zone — I can be exactly who I am and can fail or succeed within the moment. I feel safe working like I do. I wouldn't want to work in a situation where I am expected to deliver, because I think I wouldn't deliver."
Drake, on the other hand, thinks he can pull it off. "That's great. Her brand is always protected. That's why," Drake said of her comments on the set of his "Over" video last week in California. "Other people's visuals, other people's songs, stepping outside your zone can jeopardize your brand. It can bring you down as opposed to bring you up. I personally feel we could have done something amazing. But I don't think she really knows who I am, really, my genre of music. I put it out there. It was more of a hopeful thing. It was a very early stage where I was at when I said that I was hoping. One day. Maybe after this album comes out."
"I'm very influenced by her," he added. "She does something that I do. She doesn't do too much with harmonies, and she keeps her vocals very clean. Single vocals. Haunting melodies. I'm influenced by her a lot. One day."
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