Lewis Hamilton plans rapping career with J Cole?

The pair reportedly plan a musical collaboration during a night out in London

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Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton is reportedly planning a musical collaboration with rapper J Cole.

The pair are believed to have hatched the plan while on a night out in London on Tuesday night (June 9). A source told The Sun: "Lewis had a great night with J Cole. He's a massive rap fan and J is really into F1 so they've bonded quickly. They had a long dinner with a group of girls and the rapper's manager."

Hamilton, who is dating former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, is reportedly hoping to cement their friendship in the recording studio. The source added: "J invited him to his studio the next time Lewis is in the US and said they could work on music together. Lewis said he'd repay him by sorting him out at any Grand Prix he wanted to go to."

Earlier this year it was reported that Hamilton had recorded an entire album of R&B tracks, but that he had no plans to release anything. "At the moment he's fully focused on F1 so it's unlikely that any of the tracks will be made public," a source told The Sun in January.

In 2009, J Cole became the first rapper to sign to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label. His debut album, 'Cole World: The Sideline Story', came out last October and entered the US albums chart at Number One.

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