There’s no supermodel fairly like Heidi Klum. (Look no additional than her annual custom of observing Halloween by making what borders on efficiency artwork, or unapologetic behavior of sunbathing topless even round her kids.) We will now add a collaboration with Snoop Dogg to the 48-year-old’s pleasant output. On Thursday night time, the 48-year-old shocked her followers with a single titled “Chai Tea With Heidi,” which additionally options DJ Wedding ceremony Cake and a pattern from Rod Stewart’s “Child Jane.” The music is Klum’s first musical launch since her vacation single “Wonderland,” which got here out in 2006.
“Women, can I discuss to y’all for a minute?,” Snoop Dogg begins the “Chai Tea With Heidi.” He rapidly solutions his personal query: “Sure.” From there come a few references to Klum’s modeling profession: “You say I’m at all times excessive / We maintain that on the low / Flossy, it’s a day on the runway, you possibly can let it go,” and “The stroll imply, fierce, feisty / Lady, you are sizzling and also you’re candy like chai tea.” Klum joins him for the refrain, which begins, “Once I give my coronary heart once more, I do know / It’s gonna final endlessly.”
Klum made positive to organize earlier than proposing that they collaborate on what is going to quickly turn into the theme music of Germany’s Subsequent High Mannequin. “The time from after I referred to as [Snoop Dogg] and truly driving to Inglewood, I used to be not at residence twiddling my thumbs,” she instructed Billboard. “I’m not gonna drive to Snoop Dogg and never have something, I’m gonna work on one thing. So I labored with DJ Wedding ceremony Cake, I labored on getting this observe collectively and already I used to be pondering what can I sing over this, and I’ve at all times liked Rod and I feel his lyrics and his melodies are so lovely.”
When she performed Stewart’s “Child Jane” for Snoop Dogg, the 50-year-old rapper was instantly on board. “He’s like, ‘Oh, dance. You guys love dance tracks in Germany,’” Klum recalled. “And he went into the vocal sales space proper there and began rapping over it.” Three days later, the music was a wrap. Subsequent got here the (as but unreleased) music video, shot by famed vogue photographer Rankin, which they totally accomplished earlier than sending the entire “Chai Tea With Heidi” bundle alongside to Stewart. A month glided by earlier than Klum realized she ought to test her spam. “He really emailed me again instantly,” Klum recalled with amusing. “He loves the music. He was like, ‘Sure, you have got the OK.’”
Klum isn’t the one veteran supermodel who’s joined forces with a rapper. Again in 1991, three years earlier than she launched her little-known R&B album Baby Woman, Naomi Campbell launched a music titled “Cool as Ice (Everybody Get Loose)” with Vanilla Ice.