Kanye West is asking for only one birthday gift from close friend JAMIE FOXX - the chance to rap on his new album.

The JESUS WALKS stars has already tasted success with OSCAR winner Foxx when they teamed up for smash hit SLOW JAMZ (corr), and now he wants Foxx to return the favour and invite him to rap on his forthcoming soul album.

West, who is also producing Foxx's album, insists it will be the perfect gift for his 28th birthday later this week (08JUN05): "I been begging him to let me rap on the first single, 'Jamie... I rap all right, man, you could let me get that shot. You was on my first single; let me get that shot, come on.'"

08/06/2005 03:10