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Amanda Bynes is gearing up to launch her new rap career and famed rapper, Waka Flocka Flame, will reportedly help her create her very first album.
Waka, whose real name is Juaquin Malphurs, revealed details about what is set to become Bynes' debut album. The unlikely pair has reportedly been in talks regarding business for some time and they allegedly chat weekly via FaceTime and text.
"It's going to be crazy hot," Waka told TMZ.com regarding the album called "Shots."
Bynes, who made her mark in showbiz in the 90s via Nickelodeon, previously expressed her excitement about entering the music industry. Her album will reportedly be hip hop based.
"Look forward to seeing me in music videos!" Bynes previously tweeted. "I'm getting in shape and getting a nose job! I'm looking forward to a long and wonderful career as a singer/rapper!"
In recent months Bynes, 27, has raised concerns for her mental well being due to her sexually explicit and offensive tweets; an arrest stemming from alleged drug use; her drastically altered appearance and bizarre rants. However Waka, 27, recently defended the actress.
"Not at all. She has it all together to me. She is cool as hell and ready for the rap world. I think she is going to kill the game," he said.
Waka is expected to sign Bynes on as an artist to 1017 Brick Squad Records, which is a record label that was originally founded by rapper Gucci Mane.
While the troubled star continues to draw public criticism over her outlandish behavior, Waka is said to be offering her support by encouraging her to keep "her head up from the haters."
Family and friends of Bynes, including her parents, Lynn and Rick, are reportedly urging her to seek help. They reportedly want the actress to move out of New York and back to her native of California amid growing concerns that she may be on a downward spiral.
"It doesn't take a rocket scientist to look at Amanda and surmise that she is having some sort of crisis. Her makeover is just one example of her troubling behavior. Her parents just wish the media would leave Amanda alone, because it's only making the situation worse. Amanda is lost and she refuses to get help," a source previously told RadarOnline.com.
"Her parents are powerless to do anything because she is 27 years of age and there is very little they can do, under the law," the source added.