Lewis Hamilton has finally confirmed what many fans suspected – that he is the singer on Christina Aguilera’s 2018 track ‘Pipe’, from her Liberation album.
The song features a rapper by the name of ‘XNDA’, but the rapper’s real name has never been revealed, though Formula 1 fans quickly recognised the voice of six-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton.
Hamilton has never confirmed the rumours, but is known to have an interest in music and even has his own recording studio.
However on Wednesday the Mercedes driver confirmed on social media that he is in fact XNDA and that Pipe was his recording debut with the short verse written by himself in just two hours.
“Guys, I’ve spent the last 10 years or more writing and recording, working with some of the most talented and beautiful people which I’m so grateful for. It’s been the most incredible outlet. Finding something you love so much and can do just for you, for your spirit is, I think, such an important process,” wrote Hamilton.
“I’ve come to the place where I’d love to share it with you. I haven’t got a project or album, just a bunch of different songs that perhaps some of you will be able to connect to. They have helped me get though some of the most difficult times. At some stage I’m going to find a moment to share them with you, so bear with me.
“I had this incredibly beautiful and talented person reach out to me a while back asking for me to be on her album. I was so blown away and I jumped at the opportunity. I had two hours to write the short verse and record. The goal was to have the music come out under a different name so that you could hear the music first and later know it was me, but it didn’t work out the way I’d planned.
“I shied away from acknowledging it was me, I don’t know why, maybe insecurities, fear, overthinking, something I think many people can relate to. Well I want to say that XNDA is me and I am so grateful to @xtina (Christina Aguilera) for giving me a place to use my voice. I have so much gratitude and respect for her and what she’s done in the business.”