News: Sade On Not Collaborating W/ Kanye West & Drake, "I've Always Avoided Working Outside My Safety Zone"

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 4:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Renowned singer Sade has opened up about possible collaboration talks with Kanye West and Drake and explained why she stays away from guest features.

According to Sade, she does not attempt to work outside of her "safety" zone.

"I don't think they have contacted me," she explained in an interview. "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 success 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." (National Post)

Last November, Drake expressed his intent to reach out for a Sade collaboration on his Thank Me Later debut.

"I really, really wanna do a joint with Sade," he revealed in an interview. "I really wanna get Andre 3000 on the record. And I really wanna do a song with Kings of Leon. Yeah, slowly, but surely [I'm trying to get the guest features]. We'll see." (Rap-Up)

Kanye West recently welcomed her return to the music game and praised her first single, "Soldier of Love."

"THIS IS WHY I STILL HAVE A BLOG...," Kanye wrote December 10. "TO BE A PART OF MOMENTS LIKE THIS... NEW SADE... HOW MUCH BETTER THIS THAN THAN EVERYTHING ELSE?" (Kanye West's Blog)

Her new album, Soldier of Love, is expected to top the charts tomorrow.

According to one-day sales reports from those retailers not up to their necks in snow, the album will debut at #1 next week with a total somewhere between 400-425k, with bad weather back east and Valentine's weekend shopping the two variables. The week's other top debut looks like Atlantic R&B crooner Jaheim, whose Another Round, the follow-up to 2007's gold-certified The Makings of a Man, appears set to go over the 100k mark, and could do as well as 110k. (Hits Daily Double)

Check out a Raekwon dedication toward Sade below:

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