Curtis James Jackson III, popularly known as 50 Cent, thinks that former One Direction member Zayn Malik could be the next Justin Timberlake. Read on.
During an interview with MTV News , the 39-year-old rapper said he would gladly sign the 22-year-old singer. 50 Cent also added that Malik always had a different vision from his former band mates. The “In The Club” hit maker compared the young singer to Timberlake, who also left NSYNC to start his own solo career.
50 Cent said that like signing out from the group will give him a lot of potential. He also added that Malik’s move can be likened to Timberlake’s decision which had the former NSYNC player claim a throne in the pop scene after selecting what he wants.
“Like Justin Timberlake, as Justin Timberlake, away from the group. It’s a lot of potential. That was ballsy of me to say that. Now Justin’s mad at me. But it is one of those things that you can see something interesting come out of him selecting what he wants”. 50 Cent said.
Yesterday, 50 Cent said that he would happily sign Malik to his label. He also added that he would even mentor the young singer and have him collaborate with the biggest names in the rap scene and even in the entire planet
A lot of fans were left devastated last month. Malik decided to quit One Direction after being together for 5 years. Rumors had it that the former 1D member was seen holding hands with another girl in Thailand. However, Malik aired his side to Daily Star on the issue and clarified that he was leaving the spotlight to have a normal life.
“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,” Malik told the Daily Star.
However, just hours after Malik declared wanting to have a ”normal life”, he was spotted chillin’ out with 30-year-old rapper, Naughty Boy.
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