Venturing into hip-hop.
Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman followup could venture into hip-hop.
Earlier this year, Ariana Grande let the cat out of the bag: her Dangerous Woman followup is done. Major Lazer’s Diplo also shed some light on the forthcoming LP. “We did some stuff with her. She has a bunch of songs coming out; not sure how it fits in,” he said, adding the most difficult part is finding the right time to release it. “The thing with bigger stars is it’s hard to find that timing. We’re competing with them now in the market, so we just want to make sure everyone is happy.”
We don’t know much else about the record, but according to the pop star herself, it will most likely feature around 10 songs in total. “The label was like, ‘please try to keep it to 15 tracks,’ and I was like, ‘I have 25,’ and they were like, ‘not gonna happen,’” she told fans in a Q&A this past summer. “I think the next one I’m gonna make it shorter. I’m gonna make it like 10 just to make it count.”
One or several of those tracks could feature production from Yung Berg A.K.A. Hitmaka. He’s responsible for Big Sean’s “Bounce Back,” Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill’s “Buy A Heart,” Chris Brown, Usher & Gucci Mane’s “Party,” Lil Wayne and Rick Ross‘ “John” and many more.
Watch him speak on that in his new interview below: