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Joanna Newsom confirms Simpsons appearance, wants a Nicki Minaj collaboration

on October 19, 2010, 10:02am

Update: Newsom has shot down the rumor.

We were already stoked about Matt Groening’s illustration of our favorite harpist as a Simpsons character in May, but this bit of news (via TwentyFourBit) regarding Joanna Newsom has us excited all over again.

In a recent interview with Malibu Magzine, the 28-year-old folk songstress divulged that while an official date hasn’t been set in stone, there will definitely be a “future scheduled stop with [her] harp on The Simpsons.” But if the prospect of watching Newsom frolicking in all her fully animated glory isn’t enough, she also told Malibu about a couple of exciting collaborations that she wants to pursue.

In addition to working with Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold (her one-time tourmate and Kid Rock cover partner), Newsom also admitted to wanting to work with Young Money’s First Lady – Nicki Minaj – on a future project. No word on whether Newsom would adopt any of the rapper’s outfits for the video, but the results sure would be interesting. In the meantime, you can check Newsom out at one of the tour dates below. Some tickets are available at venue websites through Drag City’s tour page.

Joanna Newsom 2010 Tour Dates:
11/06 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
11/07 – Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre
11/10 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
11/11 – Austin, TX @ The Paramount Theatre
11/12 – Stafford, TX @ Stafford Centre
11/13 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s
11/15 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon
11/18 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
11/19 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
11/20 – Richmond, VA @ The National
11/21 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
11/23 – New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall