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Eminem’s “Walk on Water” off his new album “Revival” beautifully blends the detroit-rappers hard hitting verses with Beyoncé’s soulful singing.
It sounds like a hit that was perfectly pieced together, but according to Eminem’s producer Denaun Porter, Queen Bey wasn’t initially the one picked to sing it. Instead, the hook belonged to another award winning singer, Adelle.
“I think some things happened with her with her voice, and she couldn’t do it,” he says. “So it was a thing where we tried that… But then it got to them using Beyoncé. My mind was already there. There’s only a couple people that could pull that off.”
It seems like for Eminem, this switch worked out for the better. Having Beyoncé on “Walk on Water” was “incredible,” he said. “I didn’t think it ever could happen. It was one of my things on my wish list, but I wasn’t sure if it ever could happen, and also I never really had the right song to bring her, to present, so I’m super grateful that came together.”