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Shania Twain has revealed that she ‘really wants’ to make a song with Lil Nas X.

In an interview with GAY TIMES, the pop icon gushed over the Montero (Call Me By Your Name) star, saying a collaboration will happen “if I have my way”.

“I really want that. I’m going to have to put it in his court to be honest. I have a specific song that I want him on, so let’s see when the next time we speak if that happens,” said Shania, before adding that she wants to collaborate with Lil Nas X on a song from her new album, Queen of Me.

“The label is gonna kill me, but I want this really badly! I love him. You’ll know what I mean. If it happens, you’ll understand why it was him.”

Lil Nas X memorably topped the charts in 2019 for a historic 19 weeks with his country-pop and rap hybrid, Old Town Road. A duet with the undisputed queen of country, crossover and country-pop is inevitable, surely?

Queen of Me, fronted by the infectious singles Waking Up Dreaming and Giddy Up!, is currently leading the midweek charts in the UK.

Shania said she wants her sixth collection to say, “‘I am the boss of me. You are you, I am me.’ This is all about self-empowerment, self-acknowledgement and learning how to be unapologetic and true to yourself.”

“Queen of Me, man, that’s what it means. You are responsible for all the good and the bad that you are and whatever that means,” she added.

“I take that on without any fear. The thing that sparked the name for the song is, there’s so many people over the years, especially young people, who say, ‘Shania, you’re the queen!’ and some artists literally refer to me as “queen” in texts.”

While the Grammy Award winner is “flattered” by all the honorific nicknames, she said being “the Queen of Me” is what matters most.

“Whatever I represent to others means a lot to me and I have a responsibility, so I thought that I should own that title,” Shania continued.

“For a long time I felt like, ‘Do I really want to be responsible for affecting so many people? What if it’s a bad influence?’ I was worried about it. It’s a big responsibility when you have mass impact with a song.

“I’ve learned to embrace that and enjoy it. Queen of Me was born out of that attitude.”