“The song with Sinead O’Conner was a remix and I thought it was so cool. But when you are in it and it’s moving so fast you are just moving with it. You really don’t have the time to dissect it and say, ‘Oh my goodness…this is monumental. This is something that could change the face of music and the acceptance of collaborations.’ I remember wanting to do that collaboration with [Sinead] but saying no to a Miki Howard song because I thought it sounded too much like Karyn White. And I was a fan of Karyn. I couldn’t do that.
But to say yes to a Sinead O’Conner it felt right. It felt like one of those underground moves; one that wouldn’t be expected. When I asked [Sinead] why she wanted me on the song it was simply because it was the way she liked the way I said, ‘Shut the fuck up’ [laughs].”