Published Saturday, May 19 2012, 2:20am EDT | By Kristina Bustos for Digitalspy.com
Afrojack has praised his friend and recent collaborator Paris Hilton.
The DJ-music producer, who is working on Hilton's upcoming second album, discussed their friendship in a recent interview with Castanet.
"We are really good friends. It's simple," Afrojack explained. "Like people say as producers, 'You can't work with Paris Hilton, you can't work with Pitbull, they're too commercial'. But they're my friends. If a friend asks you, would you produce my album... I'm going to do it.
"She's my friend, I had the time, I was already working on my own album and I like working in a fast pace so I did some tracks on the album, and did a few tracks and helped her out with some connections with other producers and writers. She created some nice magic."
Afrojack also defended Hilton from the criticism she often gets for apparently lacking talent.
"The thing is with her... she's like one of the most talented performers I know," he said. "She may not be a Celine Dion, but she knows how to perform on stage. She knows how to sing, believe it or not.
"In the studio with her for the first time, I wasn't sure what to expect, but the girl can sing. And she loves the dance music so we made some nice music. And it was fun. That's the most important thing to have fun with the people you like."
Hilton is also working with LMFAO, Flo Rida and Snoop Dogg for her album.