If you thought you were safe from Paris Hilton because you haven't seen her in a while, get ready because you might be hearing her very soon.
The celebutante inexplicably convinced Lil Wayne's crew sign her to a record deal. Paris announced she'll be recording an album of house music "soon." Fittingly, the label will be released off his label Cash Money Records.
Rapper Birdman confirmed the shocking news via Twitter. "Welcome@ParisHilton to tha Family. RichgangRichgirl. YMCMB," he wrote. Rapper Afrojack had already hinted at the possibility of more music from Paris, telling Billboard last year that he gave the heiress some dance tracks to work with.
"She's been going out to raves for 15 years, she told me -- ever since she was a little kid -- and she loves dance music, so I gave her some dance tracks."
Unfortunately for Lil Wayne and Cash Money, odds are they will be sorely disappointed with the end result in terms of sales. Paris' self-titled debut album in 2006 charted well by debuting at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold nearly 200,000 copies, but that was over seven years ago, back when she was still kinda-sorta relevant. She also had a top 20 single with the song "Stars Are Blind."
After her reality show The World According to Paris was cancelled in 2011 after just one season, she attempted to be a DJ last year. However, she was booed after her comically bad debut performance at a festival in Brazil, where she spent more time blowing kisses than spinning records.
We have to give Paris props for persistence though, if nothing else. She released a song last year called "Drunk Text", which featured poetic lyrics like "I went out to the club the other night / To, you know, dance with my bitches / That guy was there again..."
Hey, they say to write about what you know.
Even if there's been a surge of interest in electronic dance music lately, it's doubtful at best that Paris will be able to ride it. The one thing we'll give her credit for is using her heiress money to create a successful business of handbags and accessories, which have resulted in more than 40 stores being opened worldwide.
Take it as a sign, Paris. You can still be successful as long as you stay off our screens... and our iPods.
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