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Kyla Explains What It’s Like To Be Sampled By Drake

“We signed papers, and I still didn’t believe it.”

April 11, 2016

NME reports that Kyla, whose voice anchors Drake's "One Dance," didn't think that the star was actually going to use her music on his track until the last possible moment. "I got a call a while back," Kyla told BBC Radio 1Xtra. "And I was getting loads of emails. To be honest, I was really bad and kept putting them aside like, 'I'll call later.' You know how it is, sometimes we've had things come in and they fall through at the last minute."

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But Kyla eventually responded to the entreaties. "When we phoned, the company said, 'A huge international star wants to sample your tune, and they wanna have a meeting with you.' I was like, 'Yeah ok, who?' And when they said Drake, I was like, 'Yeah right!'"

"We signed papers, and I still didn't believe it," she continued. "I had a feeling someone was gonna say to me 'April Fools.'"

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Kyla Explains What It’s Like To Be Sampled By Drake