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Sade, The Mysterious Soul Singer, Is On Snoop Dogg's Wish List For A Dream Collaboration

The headliner of the Super Bowl half-time show still dreams of one day collaborating with soul singer Sade. 'Maybe Def Jam and Universal can hustle that. I didn't think it could happen,' the 50-year-old rap superstar said in his Inglewood studio on Tuesday. 'Watch out. We'll put it in the air. Put a bat signal up saying, "You can call me."'

"Your Love Is King" is Snoop Dogg's favorite Sade song. He wistfully recalled being mesmerized by the Nigerian-British 63-year-old during one of her concerts. "It had all kind of visual effects and s*** where she disappeared and she was at the top of the sky,' Dogg (born Calvin Broadus) smiled.

'[My friend] was like "Do you wanna go meet her?" And I was like [no]. I was nervous as a motherf***er. Like, nah. I was too nervous! "Nah I'm cool." Gonna act like that I'm cool with a heartbeat faster than a motherf***er. 'He was like, "Let's go meet her!" And I was like "[No]. We gotta leave there's going to be a lot of cars trying to get out of here."'

Apparently, Sade (born Helen F*lá*adé Adu) hasn't performed live since 2011, and she has mostly retired to her cottage in Gloucestershire. In an Instagram post on December 10, longtime saxophonist Stuart Matthewman gave fans a glimmer of hope that his group will perform again one day. Pinky promise!' The 61-year-old Englishman told Rated R&B in 2018 that Sade and the band had been 'working on a new album' which will be released 'when we're happy.' '[Sade's] not interested in the fame or any of that [other] stuff. She likes to put out art. So when it's ready, it will come out,' Stuart teased. In addition to Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar will perform at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood during the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show on February 13, 2022.

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