Currently prepping her tenth album, Jennifer Lopez let the world know she is collaborating with Chris Brown after she tweeted a picture of her and Brown in the studio on Thursday.
It will be the first time the pair have worked together.
In the picture, the former American Idol judge can be seen resting her head on a smiling Brown’s shoulder while producer Cory Rooney completes the trio.
Accompanying the affectionate tableau with a roll call of names, the 43-year-old wrote:
“@chrisbrown @CORYROONEY @BEAUcasperSMART @missgillygrace#studiolife #makinghistory #Album10 #SAMEGIRL”
Some music heads speculate that the mother-of-two is working with Rooney in an attempt to tap into the creative space that produced her run of hits such as “Jenny from the Block,” “I’m Real,” “If You Had My Love,” and “Ain’t It Funny.”
Rooney was the co-producer behind those hits and one of the six co-writers on “Jenny from the Block,” the lead single from Lopez’s third studio album This Is Me …Then.
To date, the Queens, New York native has worked on six of Lopez’s albums.
The hitmaker has also produced and penned chart-toppers for big name artists like Toni Braxton, Lopez’s ex-husband Marc Anthony, Mariah Carey, Destiny’s Child and Mary J. Blige — to name just a few.
Rooney retweeted Lopez’s studio shot, adding a message of his own:
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) March 21, 2013
There will be many who will be interested to hear what emerges from Lopez’s studio sessions with Brown. Notwithstanding the R&B singer’s 2009 assault on then — and present — girlfriend Rihanna, few can deny that Brown is a musical force.
Brown recently attended a court hearing in Los Angeles last month, where he is facing allegations brought by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office that he committed fraud in his community labor sentence handed down in 2009. The judge asked for more information and another hearing is scheduled for April.
In addition to working with Chris Brown, Lopez has also enlisted Atlanta rapper Future, aka Nayvadius Wilburn Cash, to work on her album. The singer tweeted pictures of their studio sessions last month.
Are you a fan of Jennifer Lopez, are you excited to hear her new album?