Eminem is a legend in the music industry or the rap business. He goes above and beyond to give his listeners an experience that is exemplary in every sense of the word. Eminem also turned down a huge offer to perform at last year’s World Cup.
Eminem’s longtime friend 50 Cent recently made an appearance on Big Boy’s Neighborhood to promote the second season of his popular TV show BMF. During the conversation, the G-Unit entrepreneur recounted how he and Eminem were offered $9 million to perform at Qatar’s 2022 FIFA World Cup. 50 said that he would have taken $1 million and left the rest for Eminem but the latter turned it down.
50 Cent went on to say that if somebody wanted to perform a “one-off,” they should definitely do the “largest live sporting event in the world.” When the offer arrived, 50 called Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg to discuss it but was ultimately turned down. It’s unclear whether knowledge of the offer reached Em directly.
Because of the Super Bowl, I got an inquiry about the World Cup. They had a budget of $9million for it. So they was gonna give — I would have took one, Big. Then the other eight would have been for Em. I called and spoke to Paul and everybody around him. They was like, ‘He’s not gonna do it.’
The G-Unit mogul also discussed how his performance with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige at last year’s award-winning Super Bowl Halftime Show grabbed eyeballs of FIFA officials. The “In Da Club” hitmaker revealed further details about the upcoming album he plans to release later this year, stating that Dr. Dre will contribute to the project. You can watch the interview below.
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