Rapper 50 Cent has revealed he is keen to work with former One Direction star Zayn Malik because he thinks they could make each other a lot of money.

The 39-year-old rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, is keen to tempt the former One Direction star away from his long-time mentor Simon Cowell with the promise that they could make millions together, reported Daily Mirror.

"I want it to happen. I can make him a lot of money and he can make me a lot of money. The point I am making is he needs to be working with the right producers, artists, and people in the genre.

"Some of the pop star rappers are a little cringe, and he doesn’t want that," he said.