On Tonight with Boy Abunda, Rayver Cruz talked about his getting Gary Valenciano’s approval to remake his hit song “Hataw Na” for his album What You Want.
The album is collaboration between him and his friends Sam Milby, Dom Hernandez, and Gerald Anderson. “Nag gather lang kami isang dinner and mahilig kasi yun pinagsa-sample nila ako,” he shared. “Lagi nila ako pinapakanta. Napag-usapan na, ‘bro seryosohin natin ‘to kasi kumakanta ka talaga.’ Tapos ako naman, ‘seryoso ba ‘yan? Sige gawin na natin.’
“Growing up, Tito Boy, ang idol ko talaga si Sir Gary,” he confessed. This prompted him to approach the singer one day during an ASAP production and say, “Sir Gary! Gagawa po kasi akong album at gusto ko po i-remake yung ‘Hataw Na.’” And of this he further shared, “tapos sobrang bait ni Sir Gary pumayag siya kaagad. Sabi niya, ‘you know what Rayve? You should do it Rayve. You should do it Rayve!’”
During the segment Fast Talk, Rayver admitted to having had two girlfriends in the past. He was also asked, “sexiest girl you’ve danced with?” He answered, “Maja Salvador.” Maja was ¸a former girlfriend of his friend, Gerald.
Boy followed, “oo o hindi, nagkagusto ka na ba sa ex-girlfriend ng kaibigan mo?” He replied, “pinipigilan ko kaagad yung sarili ko. Kasi mahal ko yung mga kaibigan ko.” Lastly he was asked, “when you dance with Maja Salvador, pinigilan mo ba yung sarili mo dahil mahal mo si Gerald?”
“Dahil mahal ko sila parehas,” Rayver disclosed.