The singer made the remark during an interview with boy band Beast member Yoon Du-jun on Mnet's music program "Popcon" while in Korea last week to promote the Korean edition of her latest album "In Love & War."
"I had listened to Roo'ra's songs since I was a little girl. They were one of the best groups," the songstress said, adding that she also enjoys listening to songs by BoA, Lee Hyori and Uhm Jung-hwa.
"It was great to meet the members of 4minute after having listened to their songs. They are a talented bunch of girls and I felt a sense of accomplishment sharing the stage with them," the pop princess said of girl group 4minute.
She had collaborated with the five-member idol group for her single "Heard 'em All" from album, performing the song at several venues during her five-day stay, including Mnet's weekly show "M! CountDown" on March 25.
Amerie, 30, made her musical debut in 2002 with her album "All I Have." She is well-known for her hit songs "1 Thing," "Pretty Brown" and "Why R U."
She topped the prestigious Billboard Hip-hop/R&B charts multiple times and is a two-time Grammy Awards nominee.
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