50 Cent is collaborating with Chaka Khan.

The 'Candy Shop' hitmaker teamed up with the legendary singer for the 'VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul' show this weekend and now plans for them to go into the studio together.

He told MTV News: "We're working together. We're working on a project now.

"I reached out to her and made sure I could actually come with her tonight, hang out with her. You know you gotta stand next to `the fire' to keep warm. You see what I'm saying? It's getting cold out here. It's winter time."

50 is excited about the collaboration with the legendary 'Aint Nobody' funk singer because of the "artistic integrity" it will bring him.

He added: "It's really exciting to keep yourself in company around people that have the same artistic integrity that you wanna be associated with."

'I'm Every Woman' singer Chaka also thinks she will be able to learn a lot from 50.

She said: "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".

50 is currently putting the finishing touches to his fifth, as-yet-untitled, album which he say will see him return to hip hop's Roots.

He said: "My next album is gonna shake things up a bit. It has the elements that were in hip-hop that I fell in love with in the beginning (sic)."