50 Cent is possibly looking to turn a former boy band member into one of the biggest stars on the planet.
Fiddy has expressed interest in signing ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik and teaming him with high-profile rappers. The G-Unit leader sees Malik as the next coming of a former NSYNC singer turned megastar. Fiddy, real name Curtis Jackson, said yesterday: “I’d happily sign him up to my label, mentor him and have him working with the biggest rappers on the planet.
“His vision on his own is always different from what it is in the group. Like Justin Timberlake, as Justin Timberlake, away from the group – it’s a lot of potential.”
Zayn devastated One Direction fans when he quit the group last month after five years together. “I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.”