50 Cent Courts Susan Boyle

The streetwise rapper's latest wish is a duet with the UK's boisterous songstress

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How's this for a collaboration? Famed gangsta rapper 50 Cent wants to team up with the classically-trained singer and reality TV phenom Susan Boyle. In an interview with the Daily Mirror gossip site, 50 said, "Susan Boyle is hot right now... I got to get her on a track, for real."

He said he's envisioning a bass-heavy dance track featuring a smooth sample of Boyle's powerful pipes. The single would be "a hit" and "get everyone dancing," the rapper says. He also wouldn't mind taking her out on the town. "She's cool. I'd love to take her clubbing, show her around my world. She'd have a great time."

While 50 seems fairly confident, no word yet from Boyle about whether she'd accept. As she told The Guardian, her dream has always been to become a professional singer like Elaine Paige who, unlike 50 Cent, pursued musical theater and was not shot 9 times.

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