Doja Cat is to cover a classic Elvis Presley track for a new album. Yes, you read that right.
The 26-year-old rapper is reportedly set to release her version of the iconic song 'Hound Dog' and join a host of other current stars as part of an album celebrating the late King of Rock n Roll's back catalogue to coincide with the upcoming biopic 'Elvis.'
Speaking to us, a source said: "It’s hugely controversial. Elvis fans are diehard and see any tampering as sacrilege, but Warner Bros wanted to bring his music to a new audience. He is one of the most successful musicians of all time, but this album will help introduce his music to a new generation of kids."
Swae Lee is also reportedly set to join the 'Say So' hitmaker on the soundtrack.
The industry insider went on to say that the track will help "bring Elvis's music to the masses again" in a similar vein to the hype around Freddie Mercury biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody."
'Elvis' is directed by Baz Luhrmann and stars Austin Butler as the late rock and roll icon - who died of a heart attack in 1977 aged 42 - as well as Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as his manager Colonel Tom Parker.
This comes after yesterday's news that Elvis Presley's back catalogue has been acquired by Universal Music Publishing.
The agreement comes as part of a deal agreed between executives at Authentic Brands Group, the owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises, and Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).