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"I'm too scared," the enigmatic singer said of turning down Jay-Z's recent request to collaborate. "They'll find me out. It's like 'The Wizard of Oz.' They'll find out there's nothing there. As for collaborations, I'm collaborating with the band and do what we do. I see myself as a member of this band who does these songs that we write."
An admitted fan of artists like Nas and Raekwon, Sade has only allowed MC's to sample her voice in extremely rare cases, albeit at an extremely fair rate. "When it comes to sample clearances, I'm probably the cheapest chick in the west," she told the Times.
Sade released her sixth album, 'Soldier of Love,' this past February. She also announced her first North American tour in almost a decade, which kicks off in Baltimore on June 16, 2011. We will be in attendance.