Before I'd even stepped in a room with Timbaland, I already knew the name of the album would be Loose.It was actually Jimmy Iovine from my label, Interscope, that was like, "I think you and Timbaland should get together again!I’m pretty much rapping; it's totally me and Tim coming together and creating some kind of electricity.That was my first 'street’ hit, it was my first urban hit — nobody had heard "I’m Like a Bird" because it was on pop radio. ’ 'Dust Your Shoulders Off' is like, my favorite song ever and I'd love to work with Timbaland!Her daughter, from a past long-term relationship to Jasper Gahunia, is now 13 but she said at one point, being a mother on tour and trying to maintain a relationship caused her to break down.
Before Loose, I remember being like, "Okay, I want to do a pop album." I wanted to prove to myself that I could be more streamlined. It was really fun when I tried to play the stuff live, but I always thought it made more sense in a club environment.
She recently revealed she parted ways from her husband of nine years, sound engineer Demacio Castellon.
But Nelly Furtado was still keen on sharing the universal message of love as she performed at Pride Island at Pier 26 in New York on Sunday.
I always felt like the male and female voices were equals. It's good to be proud of what you do, and I think Tim and I really did create something new.
It was created in that tradition of a TLC or a Salt-N-Pepa song, where the women are assertive and just like, "I'm okay with my sexuality." I remember talking to Tim backstage at the Teen Choice Awards, like, "I really want to pull out condoms when we go out." We didn't go into it lightheartedly, you know? “It’s good to be proud of what you do, and I think Tim and I really did create something new. I'm proud we were able to celebrate our chemistry on such a large level. It's kind of funny, after Loose went down it was the classic thing where him and I started fighting.