It isn’t often that we go too long without hearing from Paris Hilton and today is no exception; with the news that the gal famous for being famous, and the subject of not one but two ancient history sex tapes, is going to join Birdman’s Cash Money Records. Not only that, but she will be releasing a house music album this summer.
She will be on the label along with the current artists, Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj and of course owner Birdman. The heiress, who “felt like crying” at the Bling Ring film premiere now has a new home. Well a metaphorical one at least, one that will not get broken into repeatedly like her real one. Sorry, did we say “broken into?” Our mistake, the real life thieves didn’t break in, they used the unlocked front door. Repeatedly.
But I digress.
Paris broke the news to Showbiz 411, saying that she hopes to have the follow-up to her 2006 self-titled debut album out by summer. She said, “This is a lot different than my first album. It’s really going to be house music.” She added that it will feature a number of hip-hop acts, including Weezy, and production from EDM superstar Afrojack.
Reps for Cash Money have confirmed that Paris Hilton is onboard with the label. But Hilton’s rep stressed that nothing has been formalised yet. The “official” line from the Hilton camp is that, “Paris Hilton is in talks with a number of record labels right now but we can’t confirm anything. When a deal is finalized we will make an official announcement.”
Now even if Hilton’s rep doesn’t want to confirm the news, Birdman and Paris had no problems telling the world that it was a done deal. And where else do you announce your business plans than on that all-time favourite social network of the rich and famous, Twitter.
Birdman officially announced the news on his Twitter page, welcoming Paris to the Cash Money Crew, “Welcome@ParisHilton to tha Family.RichgangRichgirl.YMCMB,” he wrote, before adding we can expect new music from the hotel heiress “soon.”
Paris giddily tweeted back, “@BIRDMAN5STAR Thanks BO$$! Happy to be a part of the family. #PH❤YMCMB.”
The over-the-moon heiress then tweeted, “Love this song I recorded with @LilTunechi. Love Lil Wayne, he is so amazing! Can’t wait for our new song! #I❤YMCMB.”
And just to be sure that everyone could see and hear the song, she posted a link to the 2012 single.
Paris has been playing around with the Cas Money Crew for a while. Last year she did a collaborative effort with Lil Wayne called Last Night (the song in the tweet) and he apparently is such a bosom buddy that he attended her birthday ball way back in March this year. She also just recently did a cameo back in May in the Rich Gang’s video for Tapout, where she appeared with other members of the Cash Money Crew; Wayne, Birdman, Mack Maine and Nicki Minaj.
Birdman spoke to RapFix about the relationships that the label has cultivated over the years. He never brought up the upcoming “deal” with Hilton and although he did not outrightly mention her, he did make it clear that he is interested in signing a wide variety to the label.
The label owner said, “We have other artists like Future, who is not signed to us but a part of us. French, Ross, Meek and all these [guys] are friends that we rock with and call on. A lot of business we do don’t necessarily have to be about money, it’s about relationships and this is about people that we have relationships with.”
That statement about Future, begs the question as to whether Paris is actually signed to the label or does Birdman consider her a part of “them.” Like perhaps the wooden furniture part.
But Paris feels that folks just aren’t taking her real, and obviously well hidden, talents into consideration. She said to MTV News last year that, “I think a lot of people don’t know that music is my passion since I was a little girl. I’m very musically talented. This is more my thing [musically on this album], more of a club scene, more dance.”
So the frustrated musical artist that is Paris Hilton will now be able to show the world what she is capable of in the house music arena. With a projected release date of Summer 2013, we won’t have too long to wait.
So mark it on your calendar, just so you don’t forget that her self described “electropop music” will soon be here. Let’s just hope that it doesn’t turn out to be “electropoop.”
By Michael Smith