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Heidi Klum reveals her single with Snoop Dogg almost derailed by Rod Stewart

Heidi Klum plunges her pedicure toes into the EDM world with new bop, Chai Tea with Heidi, in collaboration with rapper Snoop Dogg.

The German-born supermodel chatted exclusively with DailyMail.com about how the partnership came about, revealing that she cold-call the hip-hop legend to get him on board after being a “huge fan” for decades.

Klum gushed about recording with Snoop at his “great” studio in Inglewood, but said the entire project was nearly halted due to a lost email from English music icon Rod Stewart.

Spilling the (chai) tea: Heidi Klum chatted exclusively to DailyMail.com about her new musical collaboration with Snoop Dogg, revealing she'd cold-call the hip-hop legend to get him on board after being a

Spilling the (chai) tea: Heidi Klum chatted exclusively to DailyMail.com about her new musical collaboration with Snoop Dogg, revealing she’d cold-call the hip-hop legend to get him on board after being a “huge fan” for decades been

The idea for the former Victoria’s Secret Angel to drop a single took off as the last issue after the 48-year-old beauty wrapped up the final of Germany’s Next Top Model.

Amid festive champagne, someone suggested that Klum sing the theme song for the reality competition show’s next season.

“You don’t have to ask me twice to sing something on stage,” Heidi joked, adding that she jumped at the chance right away.

“I’m a huge Snoop Dogg fan,” she explained. The 50-year-old rapper was her first choice for a potential collaborator and while they weren’t friends per se, the pair have been spinning in the same LA celebrity circles for years.

What do you say?  Klum gushed about recording with Snoop at his

What do you say? Klum gushed about recording with Snoop at his “wonderful” studio in Inglewood, but said the entire project was nearly halted due to a lost email from English music icon Rod Stewart, who had to give his blessing for the couple to release his song Baby. Jane to sample

“We’ve already shot the whole thing and made the music video and I still couldn’t get a hold of Rod Stewart,” she recalls. “I’m already worried this is going to fall apart because if Rod doesn’t like it…” [it’s] all go in the trash. And I hear nothing, five weeks, six weeks, seven weeks.’

“I know Snoop from seeing him everywhere and living in Los Angeles,” she said, assuming she’d “just call him and ask him directly.”

Snoop didn’t need to convince and invited Klum to his studio in Inglewood, California to get started.

“I drove to Inglewood with my loot and that’s where I worked on this song,” she laughed.

'Literally the stupidest,' laughed the beauty.  “It was in my spam.  He actually emailed me right back [saying] 'this is so much fun, yes, give my thumbs up.'  I would have been in big trouble.'  (Bar shown in December)

‘Literally the stupidest,’ laughed the beauty. “It was in my spam. He actually emailed me right back [saying] ‘this is so much fun, yes, give my thumbs up.’ I would have been in big trouble.’ (Bar shown in December)

For the song, Heidi wanted to sample the line “When I give my heart again // I know it’s gonna last forever” from Rod Stewart’s 1983 song Baby Jane.

Getting the Grammy winner’s approval turned out to be much harder than Heidi expected, she tells DailyMail.com.

Heidi said she had gone through her own personal rolodex and couldn’t find a single mutual friend she shared with Stewart.

“We’ve already shot the whole thing and made the music video and I still couldn’t get a hold of Rod Stewart,” she recalls.

However, a trip to get her highlights done with Beverly Hills-based colorist to the stars, Tracey Cunningham, turned out to be a fluke. As it turned out, Tracey knew Rod’s socialist daughter Kimberly, who liked to associate the supermodel with her father.

Heidi emailed Rod with the number attached, asking for his blessing.

“I’m already worried this is going to fall apart because if Rod doesn’t like it…” [it’s] all in the trash,” she explained. “And I hear nothing, five weeks, six weeks, seven weeks.”

At this point, Klum really started to panic and fear that she would be forced to scrap the whole thing.

‘Literally the stupidest,’ laughed the beauty. “It was in my spam. He actually emailed me right back [saying] ‘this is so much fun, yes, give my thumbs up.’ I would have been in big trouble.’

Heidi and Snoop recorded the song in what the cover girl described as his “great ground” in Inglewood – complete with a fully equipped studio and a huge “garage of 10-15 vintage cars.”

In the studio: Heidi and Snoop recorded Chai Tea with Heidi in what the cover girl described as his

In the studio: Heidi and Snoop recorded Chai Tea with Heidi in what the cover girl described as his “great compound” in Inglewood – complete with a fully furnished studio and a huge “garage of 10-15 vintage cars.”

Looks good: Snoop let Heidi pick her favorite and the couple went to use that car in the music video where the catwalker slipped into various sneaky ensembles

Looks good: Snoop let Heidi pick her favorite and the couple went to use that car in the music video where the catwalker slipped into various sneaky ensembles

“I’m a big fan,” she gushed. “I’ve always loved Snoop Dogg. I love him even more now. My poor man has been listening to me about Snoop Dogg for so long. I talked his ear off!’

Snoop let Heidi pick her favorite and the couple went on to use that car in the music video for Chai Tea with Heidi.

When he saw the hip-hop star at work in his studio, Klum was “stunned.”

“I’m a big fan,” she gushed. “I’ve always loved Snoop Dogg. I love him even more now. My poor man has been listening to me about Snoop Dogg for so long. I talked his ear off!’

As always, Klum looked spectacular in devious ensembles for the Chai Tea music video and the catwalker slipped into a particularly sassy black lace-up mini dress from Dolce & Gabbana.

Style Tips: Klum told DailyMail.com she's embracing all of the 90s and 2000s trends and making a comeback, like the dubious

Style Tips: Klum told DailyMail.com she’s embracing all of the 90s and 2000s trends and making a comeback, like the dubious “whale tail” she recently rocked on Instagram

Never shy about showing off her fit physique, Heidi said she embraces the 90s and early skin trends that have recently made a comeback.

“It’s all the rage again,” she joked about the revival of the whale tail string style. ‘Yes ladies, if you feel like it, show it!’

There’s not a trend in sight that the Project Runway host isn’t having fun with, and she’s even ready for the return of ultra-low-cut jeans — which she still has in the back of her closet.

“The super low, barely hiding your genitals…when the slit hangs out the back a bit,” she described. “I’m a hoarder, I have a lot of stuff in my closet. I have to save all those nice things for my daughters.’

Mom is the word: Heidi said she has kept her clothes from over the years to share with her daughters, the eldest of which, Leni, works as a model and is applying to university

Mom is the word: Heidi said she has kept her clothes from over the years to share with her daughters, the eldest of which, Leni, works as a model and is applying to university

Klum’s daughter Leni (17) is following in the footsteps of her model mother, but Heidi says that while she is proud of her skills in front of the camera, she is more impressed by the sturdy head she carries on her shoulders.

‘I’m so proud of her and not because she takes beautiful pictures. All my children are beautiful,’ she said lovingly. Right now, Leni is busy studying and landing her college applications with backseat modeling.

“She actually sees modeling as a nice side effect,” said the proud mother. “For a young mind, it can quickly go to the head. “I’m most proud of her focus.”

The song, Chai Tea with Heidi and the music video with Snoop Dogg are: now available.

Get it while it's hot!  The track, Chai Tea with Heidi and the music video with Snoop Dogg are now available

Get it while it’s hot! The track, Chai Tea with Heidi and the music video with Snoop Dogg are now available

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