There was one unplanned “duet” at the taping of VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul (airing Monday, Dec. 19 at 9/8c) that had everybody talking last night: 50 Cent and Chaka Khan. The powerhouse duo, more than two decades apart in age, showed up on the red carpet entwined in each other’s arms. When questioned by VH1 News correspondent Janell Snowden, fiddy explained: “I’ve always been a fan of Chaka Khan and I reached out and asked her if I could attend with her tonight.”
“We met last week officially for the first time,” said Chaka. “But we’ve loved each other’s music and we’ve loved each other’s art form forever.” The sight of the two looking like lovebirds sparked plenty of chatter on the web, with some sites like the notoriously inaccurate MediaTakeOut claiming the two are full-on dating.
While we all know the adage “love knows no boundaries,” we’re wondering if their cuddling was a playful way to make some noise while announcing a joint project together. “We’re working together,” admitted 50 Cent to MTV News. “We’re working on a project, hit music.” It will be “big things,” added Chaka. We can’t wait.