Rap superstar 50 CENT has fallen for R+B beauty Alicia Keys and is desperately hounding her for a date.
According to sources, the 27-year-old hip-hopper - single since splitting from actress VIVICA A FOX - is infatuated with FALLIN' singer Alicia and he and his pals have been bombarding her with calls.
But it seems he's destined to be heartbroken - because Alicia doesn't fancy him.
A source close to Keys reveals, "50 cent has been after her for absolutely ages,
"He's been putting in calls to her management under the pretence they are going to record a track together.
"We all know it's a ruse because usually that would be sorted out by the record company or the A+R department if there was a collaboration in the pipeline.
"What's more he's got various members of his crew, G-Unit, to call up on his behalf to get a date.
"It's not like her management doesn't want the association musically.
"She likes 50 Cent as an artist and when there is time in her schedule she would consider working with him.