By Toyin Owoseje, CNN
Heidi Klum – model, TV host and now, dance music star.
The 48-year-old German-American star has teamed up with the hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg and released a single, “Chai Tea with Heidi”.
The dance track, produced by Weddingcake and released on Friday, marks Klum’s return to the music business 16 years after releasing his 2006 holiday hit, “Wonderland.”
According to Klum, Snoop Dogg — real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. — was his first choice for a potential collaborator. In October last year, the mother-of-four hinted they were making music when she shared a photo of the couple in a recording studio with her 8.9 million Instagram followers to mark Snoop’s birthday.
“I’m a huge Snoop Dogg fan and thought I had to go big or go home,” said the former ‘Project Runway’ UK judge. The sun Thursday newspaper. “I contacted him about the idea and, to my surprise and delight, he invited me to come to his studio. I love a song that makes people want to dance and have fun…and Snoop helped deliver just that.
“Chai Tea with Heidi” from Rod Stewart’s 1983 classic, “Baby Jane”, with Klum singing the lines: “When I give my heart back, I know. It’s gonna last forever. Nobody tells me where or when, I I know it. It’s gonna last forever. When I fall in love again, I know. It’s gonna last forever.
The record also serves as the opening track for the 17th season of Klum’s modeling competition reality series “Germany’s Next Topmodel.”
The accompanying black and white music video was shot by famed photographer Rankin and sees Snoop lending his signature club track anthem while sporting a fur coat and sunglasses. Klum struts around in an array of form-fitting outfits.
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