Timbaland Tested Out New Song On Wedding Guests
Superproducer TIMBALAND gave his new collaboration with T-PAIN a trial-run at his wedding - to see if it was a hit.
The Apologize beatmaker married publicist Monique Idlett - his girlfriend of two years - on the island of Aruba in June (08). It was the couple's second wedding celebration, after exchanging vows in a more intimate ceremony in the star's native Virginia just days before.
And Timbaland - real name Timothy Mosley - decided to debut the T-Pain track, on which he raps, at his reception on the south Caribbean hotspot.
He tells MTV.com, "I got two records (with T-Pain) that are retarded (amazing).
"If you would've come to my wedding, you would have heard the records. At my reception, everybody was going crazy. It's this one record we got that's called, Talk That. It's phenomenal! Everybody is like, 'You rapping like that?'. I been doing that. It's nothing for me."
But Timbaland has revealed the song won't feature on a future album by either himself or T-Pain - because he's giving it away to close pal and longtime collaborator, Missy Elliot.
He adds, "That record, I won't put on my (LP) 'cause it's so much of a smash.
"It's so phenomenal, you would be like, 'Well, why wouldn't you put it on your record, if it's so much of a smash?' Because I would give it to my sister. My sister needs that record more than I would need that. My sister, which is Missy. If Missy had that record, she's gone. She's gone!"