Published Jan 11, 2013While much of the web has been obsessing over Beyoncé's scantily clad GQ cover shoot, there's some actual news floating around that doesn't involve her chest. After confirming her Super Bowl appearance, the soulful superstar is already deep into new-album mode.
In the aforementioned GQ story, Bey confirmed that she's been working with some big names for her follow-up to 4. "I've been working with Pharrell and Timbaland and Justin Timberlake and Dream," she said. "We all started in the '90s, when R&B was the most important genre, and we all kind of want that back: the feeling that music gave us."
Along with those established names, Beyoncé's also tapped a rising star for her next album, reportedly collaborating with Azealia Banks. In a recent interview for ASOS [via Rap-Up], Banks confirmed that she had spit some bars for the upcoming LP.
"I actually did something for her record in Miami a couple weeks ago," Banks said. "I really didn't want to say it because I didn't want to jinx it … Even the fact that I was considered to rap on a Beyoncé track was just… I'm about to cry. It was amazing."
As previously reported, Beyoncé has also reunited with her Destiny's Child bandmates for the new hits compilation Love Songs, which features the group's first new track in eight years, "Nuclear."
Rumours are also running rampant that Destiny's Child will play during Beyoncé's February 3 Super Bowl halftime show. According to Us, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams will join Beyoncé onstage, "multiple sources" confirmed to the publication.