Monday, January 23rd 2012
Undeterred by the backlash that greeted his last lavish showing, 50 Cent is still keen to show that he’s still making it rain – even if his career isn’t.
Taking to his trusty Twitter account, the rapper – real name Curtis Jackson – tweeted the shots of him and his green. Yet, this time, was keen to show that it wasn’t to make folk green with envy.
Of the money (which he says he won betting on Sunday’s 49′ers game), he wrote:
“Just watched a 500,000 dollar foot ball game get on my level, I’m giving this money to my nana she gonna faint LMAO all she do is go to the church”.
“Nana” or no nana, this is still all flavours of tacky. Yes, he’s rich, but clearly oh so poor in the confidence category. Indeed, who would have thought the man who – quite literally -had it “all” 5 years ago, wouldn’t be able to sell any records today; now forced to prove his worth by flashing his cash online? How the mighty have fallen. Thud.
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
50 Cent may have less than 50 fans left, yet one thing the rapper is keen to show he does have is money. And lots of it.
Taking to his trusty Twitter account (which has been the site of many a label rant as of late), the G-Unit general shared these humble shots with his followers.
Surrounded by stacks of cash, the former chart-topper (said to be worth over $250 Million) is believed to have taken the pics in his Las Vegas hotel room last night. He was in Sin City to promote his new headphone line at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Speaking of sins, the 36 year old was joined by boxer and woman-beater Floyd Mayweather. Mr Weather is on the way to jail for laying the smackdown on his baby’s mother – not, of course, before returning to the ring for a blockbuster showdown with Manny Pacquiao.
Sam’s 2 Pence:
On a serious note, displays such as this are dually disgusting and embarrassing. It’s elementary mindsets such as 50′s which function to hold the Afro-diaspora back. Oh, and if there’s any doubt: yes, I went there.
How often do the Steve Jobs and Bill Gates’ of the world sit counting stacks and “making it rain”? The answer to which highlights a potent point. It’s always those who have the least, who stay claiming to have everything.
Of course, 50′s dripping green. Everyone knows that. Yet, the fact he has to flaunt what the masses already know he has, shows insecurity in other areas. One look at his record sales and all becomes apparent…
Sunday, January 8th 2012
Unfortunately for fans of 50 Cent, the drama surrounding his relationship with record executive and long time friend Jimmy Iovine has played out quite publicly within the last few weeks, forcing many to question the Rapper’s future at the label and quite interestingly- his mental state.
Now he taken to Twitter to express his current feelings towards Iovine and how he feels about the status of his long awaited new album.
His statement below…
Wednesday, January 4th 2012
Days ago, fans of Rap favorite 50 Cent rejoiced in his claim that he had inked a deal Pepsi which would see the company distribute ‘Street King‘, his brand of nutriontal energy shots which sees proceeds from all sales go towards feeding underprivileged children worldwide.
Unfortunately for him, today saw the company refute the Rapper’s claim, revealing that they are not directly involved with project despite his claims that they were.
Full story below…
Monday, January 2nd 2012
Five years ago, 50 Cent had the world – quite literally – at his feet. Fast forward to today and the climate is altogether different for the former chart-topper.
Renown for his verbal spars, the rapper’s latest “beef” is with his record label, who appear unwilling to release his new material – after a string of commercial disappointments.
Not content with taking the label to task on Twitter recently, the G-Unit general once again took to the public platform to vent over the issue. Yet this time, his usual banter was accompanied by chilling remarks.
Saturday, December 31st 2011
Though his fans may choose to ignore it,50 Cent‘s career just isn’t what it used to be.
No longer the hard hitting commercially potent lyricist the world was introduced to back in 2003, recent years have seen his material struggle to compete with the likes of Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Drake on a number of different fronts.
Now, in what will sure to have the folk over at Interscope wondering just what do with him, he has hit out at the label’s executive Jimmy Iovine , who he holds responsible for the difficulties his career is currently facing.
His comments below…
Tuesday, December 27th 2011
With the due date of her brand spanking new project drawing closer, all eyes are on ‘Lady Marmalade‘ Rapper Lil Kim to see how just how the project fares upon its long awaited release.
So, in what will be sure to have her revitalized fan base anticipating the project even more than they already are, today saw the MC hint at a possible duet with fellow performer, 50 Cent, almost a decade after the release of their smash hit single ‘Magic Stick‘.
Wednesday, December 7th 2011
It’s been a while since G Unit front man 50 Cent made headlines for his once celebrated music, yet that hasn’t stopped him from trying to use his star power to endorse a number of philanthropic projects he is involved in.
Now watch him discuss these projects with the Wall Street Journal‘s Lee Hawkins in an in depth interview recently below…