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.
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This morning, our friends over at Hip Hop Wired received a statement from Pepsi themselves explaining that they have not inked a deal of any kind with the entertainer, but his deal is in fact with one of their independent distributors, The Honickan Group.
For someone who has for so long tried to present himself as one of Rap’s more ‘business minded’ characters, we’re a little disappointed that 50 thought he could lie about working with Pepsi -who really have nothing to do with ‘Street King’- and get away with it.
Yes, while we understand that naming ‘The Honickan Group’ as his new business partners would mean very little to his 5 million or so followers, tweeting that one of the world’s biggest companies is backing your venture, knowing full well that you’re lying, is foolish to say the very least.
Either way, kudos to Curtis for at least trying to make the world a better place.
Here’s to hoping Street King does just what he and his actual partners are hoping it will.