Speaking to this month’s issue of Flavour magazine, the former X Factor contestant said that the Super Bass artist is her “biggest inspiration ever”.
“To have five seconds with her just to say hi would be enough for me,” she gushed.
“But you never know, down the line something may happen.”
Cher is not unfamiliar with collaborations. Her latest single With Ur Love saw her working with Mike Posner and her forthcoming album Sticks & Stones features UK MCs Ghetts, Mic Righteous and Dot Rotten.
The Swagger Jagger singer explained that working with these British MCs means more than working with big-time artists because she has been a life-long fan (“It’s the whole respect thing, they’re not embarrassed to jump on a track with me,” she says), although she did get to collaborate with Busta Rhymes on one of the tracks, Grow Up.
Producer RedOne, who has worked with Lady Gaga and songwriter Savan Kotecha who has written tracks for Usher and Britney, have also leant their skills to Cher for her debut album.
During her photo shoot, which featured the star posing with a candy apple red Fender Stratocaster guitar, Cher said that Tulisa would be her ideal mentor if she was a contestant on this year’s X Factor.
“I love the way she’s got to the position she is today and I like her style of music; I liked N-Dubz and I really like her as a person,” she said, adding that Kelly would have also been a good mentor for her.
Flavour has also offered readers the chance to win a Fender guitar on behalf of musicroom this month. Highlighting the accessibility of the instrument to all kinds of players, the magazine claimed that now they are affordable, anyone can pick up a Fender, from popular Vintage American Fender models to pre-1990 Fender Japan guitars.
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