Michael Jackson 'Was Interested In Cheryl Duet'
Will.I.Am claims the king of pop wanted to work with our Chezza...
And the Black Eyed Peas star, who also manages Chezza, says that he was going to write a track for the unlikely pair to lay down prior to the pop legend's death in 2009.
He told The People newspaper: "I told Michael Cheryl was the hottest thing in the UK and he was keen to meet her. I was gonna write them a song."
Will.I.Am was speaking in advance of the release of Chezza's third solo album - which he reckons is going to make her a household name in the US.
He said: "The thing is with Cheryl, she makes the best of every situation and always comes out fighting. Nothing will ever keep that girl down for long, and I do mean nothing. She is an inspirational person."
Chezza has been teasing fans with lyrics from her new tracks via Twitter recently.