Aretha Franklin To Collaborate With Andre 3000, Babyface On New Album

All hail, the Queen of Soul is back.

As Aretha Franklin celebrated her 72nd birthday at the Ritz-Carlton in New York City on Saturday (Mar. 22), the 50-year R&B veteran revealed that she has recruited singer/ producer Babyface as well as Outkast MC Andre 3000 for her next album, Billboard reports.

“So, I’m just waiting for [Babyface] to finish that so he can finish my tracks please…And I think Andre 2000 – is it two or three? 3000 is going to be doing some of the tracks with him,” Franklin said.

She also spoke about what the ideal birthday gift would be.

“I’m looking for a record deal for my granddaughter Victorie, and my son Kecalf.” I would be happy with that,” she said.