Rumored Snippet of Azealia Banks, Lady Gaga, Beyonce + Rihanna ‘Ratchet’ Collabo Leaks
This decade's answer to 'Lady Marmalade' may be on the way sooner than we thought. Azealia Banks, Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Rihanna were rumored to be teaming up for a track called 'Ratchet' for quite a while, and now a snippet of the song may have leaked.
The 24-second snippet opens with sirens and is an electro-dance number with a heavy hip-hop beat. A deep voice bellows, "Ratchet!" just before the clip crescendos and fades. The track is said to be produced by frequent Gaga collaborator DJ White Shadow. There's a dubstep feel to it that likely makes dance divas Gaga and Rihanna feel right at home.
The song has been rumored to be in the works for a while now, but has only recently and rapidly been gaining momentum. We the Urban uncovered the track and have a handy timeline of each artist's hints and confirmations about appearing on the song.
Gaga previously confirmed that a 'Telephone 2.0'-style collabo with Bey would appear on 'ARTPOP,' and Banks has said that she and Mother Monster worked together on two tracks that were for Gaga to use however she wanted. One of those tracks was confirmed to be 'Ratchet,' but no official word as to Beyonce nor Rihanna's involvement has been issued. However, both ladies have dropped visual and Twitter hints about working with Gaga and about 'Ratchet' -- Bey posted a pic wearing earrings with the word inside and Rih has been dropping Gaga's name on the site.
It may be tough for any song to live up to the expectations that come when you put four of the most famous women on the planet to record together, but we don't doubt for a second that these ladies can pull it off. Brace yourselves, K---s, Rihanna Navy members, Bey Hivers and Little Monsters -- 'Ratchet' is on the way!
Listen to a Snippet of 'Ratchet'