Gwen sat down with Entertainment Tonight about spoke about recording “Kings Never Die” and getting a thank you call from Eminem himself.
“I’m driving, literally driving in the minivan with all my kids in the car… and on Bluetooth, somebody calls. And I’m like, ‘Hello?’ And it was him! And he’s like, ‘Hey just wanted to say thanks for doing the song. And I was like, ‘You don’t understand- I have all my kids in the car. You can’t call me right now. All my kids are in the car! Don’t say any bad words!’ I was literally going to soccer practice. But I was like, ‘I’m gonna make your song so cool!'”
Gwen also says that she’s having a blast being back with her fellow Voice coaches and is excited for season 9.
During her Harajuku Lovers Tea Party at BeautyCon Los Angeles yesterday, Gwen spoke with Entertainment Weekly about her latest collaboration with Eminem, “Kings Never Die”, and shared that she’s always wanted to work with him.
Gwen says that she was approached by his team for the track and she was really into it calling it “amazing”. She said that the “process was really simple” and the call came quick to be on the song. “… all of a sudden they called me and said, â€˜It has to be done todayâ€™ and I was like, â€˜Ah, my voiceâ€™ â€” I had a cough or something. I went in and I made it happen, but it was like, barely… It was like, â€˜God, why does today have to be the day my voice is not happening?â€™ But it ended up turning out good.”
She calls Eminem a “genius” and felt very honored to work him saying “heâ€™s very selective” about collaborations with other artists.
Even though the Southpaw soundtrack is out on July 24, you can pick up “Kings Never Die” everywhere now digitally and is currently #32 on iTunes.
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