Pop Quiz: Natasha Bedingfield

Aidin Vaziri | Natasha Bedingfield gets down to basics on her latest album, “Strip Me.” So it makes sense that she’s supporting it with a low-key tour called “Less Is More,” which stops at Slim’s on Tuesday. The 29-year-old British singer is best known for her single “Unwritten,” which served as the theme song for the MTV reality series “The Hills” and earned her a Grammy nomination for best female pop vocal performance. Bedingfield also appears as a guest vocalist on rapper Nicki Minaj’s debut album, “Pink Friday,” as well as recent singles by country trio Rascal Flatts and Canadian pop-punk band Simple Plan.

Natasha Bedingfield
Q: Did you retire the dress that turned transparent in front of the camera flashes on the red carpet in Vienna?
A: I hid my boobs away for seven years, but they finally made an appearance. It was funny because the event I was at was the Life Ball in Vienna, where most of the women were wearing pasties on their breasts and men were wearing hot pants. I thought I was the most covered-up person there, but I guess the girls wanted out.
Q: It must have been Nicki Minaj’s influence. How did you end up working with her?
A: She called me up and said, “I’m about to finish my album and would love to have you sing on the final track.” I was on tour, and I had like two days to do it. I happened to be passing through Detroit, so I got in Eminem’s studio and instead of sleeping I just did the song.
Q: You also worked with Simple Plan and Rascal Flatts. Had you heard of either of them before they approached you?
A: Yes. I’ve always mingled with a very diverse group of people. My music taste reflects that, too.
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