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Paris Hilton has reportedly been signed to Lil Wayne's Cash Money Records music label, with the socialite confirming she is working on a new album.
Lil Wayne's mentor Birdman, whose real name is Bryan Williams, announced on Twitter that Hilton, 32, had been signed to Cash Money Wednesday. Within hours, the former reality TV star was trending nationwide on the social networking site.
"Lil Wayne's Cash Money family has a new member! Paris Hilton: RichgangRichgirl," Birdman tweeted May 22.
The news comes almost seven years after Hilton released her debut album Paris.
The heiress recently explained that she is working on a brand new sound for her upcoming album.
"[The new album] is a lot different than my first album," Hilton told Showbiz411. "It's really going to be house music."
The socialite hinted at a possible collaboration on her new album with Lil Wayne, after posting a video of their 2012 song "Last Night."
"Love this song I recorded with @LilTunechi," Hilton tweeted. "Love Lil Wayne, he is so amazing! Can't wait for our new song! #I(heart)YMCMB"
Hilton's 2006 debut song "Stars Are Blind," which infused pop and reggae sounds, landed in at number one on several music charts around the world including in Hungary and Slovakia. Despite the song's success, she continues to receive criticism.
"I think a lot of people don't know that music is my passion since I was a little girl," she told MTV News in 2012. "I'm very musically talented."
Hilton will join the likes of fellow Cash Money artists Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne himself. She will reportedly focus more on "electro-pop music" as opposed to hip-hop, with new music rumored to be set for release during the summer.
Hilton, who has modeled, designed clothing and even dabbled in acting, first rose to stardom in 2004 following the release of her adult film. Months prior to the film's release, Hilton began starring in the hit reality TV show "The Simple Life," which also feature her former best friend Nicole Richie.