Wale has been heating up the charts with his Gifted single “Bad.” The hit song features r&b newcomer Tiara Thomas. She actually recorded the original solo version of the song before Wale mad it his official single.
“It’s like a girl anthem and that’s what I like so much about it,” the 23-year-old told Billboard. “You wouldn’t think that he would do that—a rapper puts out a girl anthem. But it’s true and it’s real. I think that’s why people connect with it.”
Tiara’s debut album Sallie Mae, a collection of genre-bending R&B and pop songs, is set for release in late 2013.