Zendaya Talks Upcoming Music With Timbaland and Potential ‘Empire’ Guest Stint

by Katie Krause 12:43 PM PDT, September 29, 2015
Playing Zendaya Talks Upcoming Music With Timbaland and Potential ‘Empire’ Guest Stint

Zendaya is currently hard at work on her sophomore album – with legendary music producer Timbaland.

The 19-year-old shared a snippet of a tune in July on Instagram, captioning the quick clip, “Z x Timb This second's lit.”

Z x Timb This second's lit. @timbaland @talayriley @beanzbeanzbeanz

A video posted by Zendaya (@zendaya) on

At her official Barbie unveiling on Saturday, the Disney star shared an update on her highly-anticipated music with ET.

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“I don’t have any releases or dates or times or anything like that,” she explained.

“I’m perfecting. I’m making exactly what I want and I think it’s OK to take your time... perfect it. I'm a Virgo. We like to overthink things, and hey, that's alright!”

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Zendaya’s self-titled first album was released two years ago through Hollywood Records and debuted at No. 51 on the Billboard Hot 200. The lead single, Replay, charted on the Top 40 in the US. This time around, she signed a joint deal with Hollywood and Republic Records, making her the first artist to do so.

Timbaland first announced he was on-board to produce the record back in March.

@zendaya !!!! Welcome to teamtimbo!!!!! Get ready!!!!!!!

A photo posted by Timbo the King (@timbaland) on

Timbaland is currently also the mastermind behind the music on Fox’s Empire, and Zendaya tells ET she would definitely be open to making a cameo on the hit show.

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“I haven’t ever talked about being on Empire, but I mean, hey, if anybody from Empire, I’m here. You can call me, I’ll be here to do a quick spot,” she said, adding, “It’s a really dope show, so hey, why not?”

But seriously, can someone make this happen?! Timbaland? Lee Daniels?

Another starlet making moves in the music industry? Carly Rae Jepsen. Check out what she told ET about all those Taylor Swift album comparisons:

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