Zayn Malik is allegedly signing up with a new producer and management team — and it looks like he is connected to 50 Cent after all.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Zayn Malik was rumored to have had a business meeting with 50 Cent around July 4. Although it was never confirmed or denied — there are plenty of statements from 50 Cent saying that he is ready for Zayn Malik to join forces with him at any time.
On top of that, 50 Cent believed that Zayn Malik needed to be involved with “the right people.”
According to an interview with The Sun in early 2015, 50 Cent said the following.
“If Zayn Malik wants a rap career, just because of who he is, he is going to sell records… But if he wants to be credible he has to be with the right people…. I’d happily sign him up to my label, mentor him and have him working with the biggest rappers on the planet.”
Now, it looks like Zayn Malik might be on board with 50 Cent — and this connection starts with rumors about Zayn’s new producer.
In the headlines, there are allegations that Zayn Malik has signed up with manager Sarah Stennett of Turn First Artists. Headlines from Billboard Magazine also state on July 29 that Zayn Malik will be working with Stennett who “has also guided the career of Iggy Azalea.”
However, what headlines might have concluded is that Zayn Malik is actually working with some of 50 Cent’s people.
In particular, the new deal with Turn First Artists means that Zayn Malik will be working with Malay, according to a July 30 report by the BBC.
In some instances, it is noted that Malay has worked with 50 Cent in addition to Frank Ocean. While many articles about Zayn Malik working with Malay mention 50 Cent — few actually link a reference.
The earliest reference between Malay and 50 Cent is by Quietus. They state on July 3, 2012, “Only 16 months after Nostalgia, Ultra comes the glorious Channel Orange, almost entirely produced entirely by [Frank] Ocean but with help from close friend Malay, a seasoned writer/producer who [has lent his] services to a wide range of artists from 50 Cent to Big Boi to Killer Mike.”
While having a management company and producer are big pieces of the puzzle, there are still a few loose ends for Zayn Malik’s solo career — and a record label is a final piece of the pie.
In the end, what Zayn Malik fans do know is that he is no longer tied to his old contract — and fans still do not know if he will end up on 50 Cent’s record label, G-Unit Records (or another label).
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