NEW YORK (AP) - VH1 may have honored singing divas at its annual VH1 Divas special, but the night was all about collaboration.
“It’s exciting. You see me, I’m standing next to the fire,” 50 Cent said, while Khan laughed.
The rapper said he called the veteran singer and told her he wanted to be her date. He said he and Khan are working together on music and movie projects.
“Hopefully we’ll be able to put together some movie things because her life story is epic,” he said. “I want to be a part of it.”
Khan added that 50 Cent is “savvy” and she’s excited to learn from the younger generation.
“(He) knows the ropes in a way I don’t, in a way I’m looking to. He’ll be giving me a lot of direction in the future,” she said.
The night honored cities where soul music has thrived, like Philadelphia, Detroit, Memphis, Chicago and London.
“With Amy it hurts me bad that she’s not here. I got to talk her slightly over 24 hours before she passed. We were supposed to hang and work on stuff, but I think it’s very fitting tonight,” said Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, whose group The Roots worked as the event’s house band. “(We’re) giving really a talented soul her just-do.”
Other performers included Jill Scott, Boyz II Men, Marsha Ambrosius and Estelle. The special airs Monday at 9/8c.View Entire Story
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