Jay Sean 'wants to collaborate' with Taylor Swift

10/03/11

Jay Sean

R&B star Jay Sean has admitted he'd love to write a song with US country star Taylor Swift.

The 29-year-old star hasn't had as much success at home compared to the States but was the first UK urban artist to go to number one in America in 2009.

He said: "Imagine if I did a song with Taylor Swift. How would I be able be pull off a song with Taylor Swift but at the same time do a song with Jay-Z?

It's just very difficult to get in the same studio but I hope we get the chance to write together if she's up for it
Jay Sean on working with Taylor Swift

"That's what I'm interested in. That's a song writing challenge for me."

The British singer is signed to Cash Money Records along with Drake, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne.

Jay Sean said a collaboration with Taylor Swift could definitely be on the cards

"I talk to her," he said. "I know she's a fan of my music which is lovely.

"We were at the same concert and she was standing at the side of the stage dancing, while I was singing. I'm a fan of hers.

"It's just very difficult to get in the same studio but I hope we get the chance to write together if she's up for it."

'Magic combo'

The singer topped the Billboard Hot 100 in the US with his song Down.

For the track he collaborated with rapper Lil Wayne, who he's teamed up with once again for his new single Hit The Lights.

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Image caption Jay Sean releases his fourth studio album, Freeze Time, in May

Jay Sean said: "It's the magic combo. It's the fourth time we've worked together on a track.

"He heard this song when he came out of jail. He loved the song and did his thing."

Lil Wayne was sentenced to a year in jail in March 2010 after pleading guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. He served eight months.

The singer admits he missed the rapper when he was serving his sentence.

He said: "While he was gone, instead of spirits being damp in the Cash Money camp they were very energised and very optimistic.

"Drake blew up like crazy. Nicki Minaj blew up like crazy. I had amazing success in the States.

"He's come out to see all his mates become stars so I think he felt very proud."

Jay Sean's fourth studio album, Freeze Time, is out in May.