Rumor Has It: Nicki Minaj Teaching Adele To Rap For Her Upcoming Album
Last summer Adele said she may never sing again from what proclaimed to be her last ever performances due to damaged vocal cords, leaving many fans worried over when they would see the star again.
But now reports suggest the 30-year-old could be back and not just singing but rapping as well.
The Sun claims that Adele has returned to her London hometown from US, where she's been living, with the intention to make new music and has enlisted friends Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea and some A List Hip Hop producers to help create a new sound.
“She’s back in the UK and intends to write here,” the report says. “A number of studio musicians have been approached to work with her and she’s already penned some of the songs.”
Adkins' last album, 25, was released in November 25, a few weeks after the surprise release of Hello, her first new single in three years. Both broke sales records, but led to such a gruelling tour regime that Adele was left with vocal cord damage. It was suggested that she could take a 10 year break to raise her son.
Adkins famously writes the majority of her music without co-writers. Nearly all of 19, her debut album, was written by her alone, so it will be interesting to hear these new collaborations.
On 25, Adkins collaborated more with music's most-proven writers, Greg Kurstin, Paul Epworth and Ryan Tedder. With Kurstin and Tedder based in the US, it will be intriguing to see who she chooses to write with for a new album.
Since finishing her Adele Live tour, the singer has settled into a domestic life of extraordinary proportions. She married her partner and the father of her son, Simon Konecki, in a secret ceremony in Los Angeles; threw a Titanic-themed 30th birthday party and ordained in order to marry friends Alan Carr and Paul Drayton.
This wouldn't be the first time Adele tried her hand at rapping. She famously did Carpool Karaoke with James Corden and slayed Nicki Minaj's verse on Kayne West's song "Monster"