Jay-Z is still building his artist arsenal and recently added 2010 X-Factor finalist Cher Lloyd to the roster. However, it wasn't easy for the helm of Roc Nation to bag the sassy rapper-slash-singer. The UK teen was in the midst of a friendly bidding war between Jay and Black Eyed Peas mastermind will.i.am before she officially inked her deal.
Do not count will.i.am out though. According to Ace Show Biz, the uber-futuristic producer shared with the world via Twitter that a smash duo with R&B singer Lloyd is not far off.
"Cher loyd (sic) and I went in the studio and made a mega smasher... Hey cher, when should we release the song we recorded in london???...(Its a smasher)," he tweeted.
Even though the English lady didn't win the television talent contest, she's basking in the ultimate win by now sharing a home with talented rising stars, such as Willow Smith, J. Cole and Jay Electronica. -Niki McGloster