50 Cent remains one of the most influential rappers in the history of the hip-hop world. 50 Cent celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut album “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” on Monday. One of the best-selling hip-hop albums of all time, the album has sold more than 12 million copies globally to date. However, even though the “In Da Club” rapper hasn’t put out a studio album since 2014, he still commands a high fee to perform live.
The rapper recently appeared in an interview with Billboard where he talked about how much has changed since his pre-fame days when fellow rapper Master P was the one booking him. “I think he [Master P] gave me like $80,000, and now I’m getting like $900,000, $1 million,” 50 claimed of his current per-show earnings.
“The coolest thing we create in America is celebrities. If you see LeBron [James’] fan base internationally, you’ll argue, ‘Why is he staying here?’ He’s that big internationally. For the most part, I can’t speak for everybody, but the international side of the game is different.”
Besides that, 50 claimed that despite recently putting a stop to new music, he hasn’t missed writing and recording as he’s developed his non-rapping resume over the past ten years. “I get the attention that I want from music when I want it. I just went out and toured 45 countries, and everywhere was sold out,” he said.
“That made me want to offer new music that I could integrate into everything now. I’ve done what I wanted to do in the [sales] capacity. I’ve sold over 35 million records. Not singles — albums. With Em, it’s different because he’s never going to stop [recording]. It bugs him out that I can do TV production.”
In other parts of the interview, he explains a summary of the numerous successful business deals 50 has made over the past 20 years, including a $100 million investment in Vitamin water and a $150 million three-series deal with Starz for a successful foray into TV crime dramas with the Starz Power empire. Keep an eye on Thirsty For News to get more updates.
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