Jason Derulo’s previous hit, “Talk Dirty,” featured rapper 2 Chainz, but for his latest hit, “Wiggle,” Jason decided he wanted to someone legendary…and to him, that meant only one man: the D-O-Double G, Snoop Dogg.
“Snoop is the coolest, most swagged-out rapper there is,” Jason tells ABC News Radio, explaining why he tapped Tha Doggfather for a feature on the track. “He’s iconic, and I wanted to go for a more iconic look for this one.”
And it turns out that getting Snoop on the track was pretty easy, too.
“I saw him at a basketball game, and I talked to him, and I was like, ‘Man, I got this song that I would love for you to be on,’ Jason recalls. “And he was like, ‘Aw, fo’ sho’, man…take my number, man, just send it to me, man, it’s all good.” I was like, ‘Alright, cool, Imma send it to you.’”
Jason says that Snoop got back to him immediately. “He heard it and he was like, ‘Man, this is dope.’ And then, he got on it within 48 hours.”
“Wiggle” has now become Jason’s second straight top five hit, and his fourth overall. Meanwhile, he’s currently on the chart with two other songs. He’s a featured artist on a remix of the country hit “This is How We Roll” by Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan, and on his own, he has another track from his Talk Dirty album, “Trumpets,” climbing the chart.
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