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“Aeronautically Designed For My Chocolate Covered Strawberries”: 50 Cent Earns $78 Million Underwear Deal
This week, 50 cent earned a $78 million deal with designer brand Frigo Revolution to promote men’s underwear.
The Queens rapper announced the news on Instagram in the photo below with the caption:
“I just did a deal for $78 million for underwear. What did you muthaf—as do today?”
He also posted another photo of himself (see above) eating a slice of Cinnamon Raisin bread while holding a “money sandwich” alongside a stack of cash. Billboard reports that 50 will be working with retired Yankees baseball player Derek Jeter to promote the $100 underwear brand, which allows men to comfortably adjust the family jewels.
Besides making money in the undergarment industry, 50 shared with Late Night host Seth Myers that he will be starring with Melissa McCarthy in the film Spy, set to debut in 2015.
Watch 50’s entire interview with Seth Myers below.
H/T Hip Hop Wired
Yesterday, we reported on the heartbreaking news that actress Stephanie Moseley had been murdered by her husband, Earl Hayes, who later took his own life. Several reports have popped up since then with sources claiming to have knowledge of the circumstances that pushed Hayes to take Moseley’s life. One troubling report claims that Earl was convinced that Moseley had carried on a romantic affair with R&B singer Trey Songz.
So far, Trey’s people have remained silent regarding the allegations, but there is someone who has decided to speak on the reports and that person is 50 Cent. On Instagram earlier today, the rapper-turned-actor decided to butt in and question Trey’s dedication message to Stephanie.
R.I.P babygirl. Once an angel on earth, now watching over us from Heaven. You’ll b missed but never forgotten. Love
— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) December 9, 2014
“Trey how you get all in this sh! T man,” 50 wrote. “Talking like a pimp, Baby you was a angel here on earth an now in the sky. You’ll be missed but never forgotten. LOVE ? Call my phone.”
The post was later removed from 50’s account. It is unclear what he was hoping to accomplish with the post, but whatever the motive, it seems a tad insensitive considering that two people lost their lives less than 48 hours ago. As previously reported, 50 also addressed his estranged friend Floyd Mayweather, who was reportedly on FaceTime with Hayes before he shot Moseley.
Floyd Mayweather On Facetime With Earl Hayes When He Shot “Hit The Floor” Dancer; Copes By Going To Clippers Game
We told you yesterday that popular backup and “Hit The Floor” dancer Stephanie Moseley was found shot dead alongside her husband, Earl Hayes, who killed her and then himself afterwards. The two reportedly had been arguing a lot lately and he suspected her of stepping out on him. Hayes was signed to Mayweather’s record label and was good friends with the boxing champion. And according to TMZ, Mayweather was the last person Hayes called before he took his wife’s life and his own.
According to TMZ, sources close to Mayweather say that Hayes called him on FaceTime Monday morning visibly upset and claiming that Moseley had been unfaithful. They claim that Hayes told the boxer that he was going to harm her, and though Mayweather tried to calm him down, it didn’t work. Mayweather wouldn’t divulge what exactly he saw, but those close to him say that he was a witness to what occurred and heard everything and is being treated as a witness in this case. Mayweather is reportedly in shock over the murder/suicide, especially since he reportedly saw a lot of it go down.
Mayweather reposted a picture from former adversary, 50 Cent, which briefly spoke on Hayes and was an olive branch of sorts to Mayweather during this hard time. The rapper and the boxer had been publicly squabbling on social media for months on end. This was all that he posted after yesterday’s events:
Later on in the day, Mayweather was spotted out and about, deciding to get out of the house and free his mind at an L.A. Clippers game. He can usually be found courtside at games for both the Lakers and the Clippers, and last night he appeared in his seat, eyes covered in dark shades. He was snapped conversing with different Clippers players throughout the night, including Chris Paul, but for the most part, he wasn’t his usual cheesing, money-flashing self.
This is definitely a sad turn of events, and to witness anything like that has to be horrific. Prayers continue to go out to all those involved in this tragedy and their loved ones.
In April, 50 Cent lost a lawsuit against Sleek Audio, a headphones manufacturer that that sued the Queens native for copying the design for the new offshoot, SMS Audio. The company was awarded more than $16 million in damages and attorney’s fees. Since 50 doesn’t like to take orders from no one but himself, he did not pay Sleek a cent. The world doesn’t play by his rules though, so his bank accounts have been frozen for nonpayment.
At the time, the rapper claimed “’certain security lapses’ for permitting Sleek’s competitors to uncover their unique design. An arbitrator, however, found that ‘there was no evidence presented by Jackson that such alleged lapses … resulted in any public disclosure of any trade secret or confidential information of Sleek.’ And actually the arbitrator said Jackson’s team purposely made a similar model.”
TMZ says 50 Cent’s business accounts are still accessible, but it is his personal account that has been frozen by the courts. Fitty is among the top five wealthiest artists in hip hop, worth an estimated $140 million.
These days, 50 seems to be making headlines for everything but making music. Anyone out there still interested in hearing some music from the rapper?
H/T Hip Hop Wired Contribution by Tonya Garcia
50 Cent is up to his old antics again. This time it involves P. Diddy, Ciroc and a brand new liquor.
While attempting to promote his partnership with EFFEN Vodka, 50 cent took a jab at Diddy.
50 Cent posted a photo of Diddy dancing with an overweight woman, with the caption, Dam…50′s right, I’m EFFEN Up Right Now. Of course his followers light up his comment section and shamed him for making fun of an overweight woman. 50 Cent eventually deleted the photo and posted a more direct form of promotion, before deleting that too.
As for Diddy, the mogul indirectly responded by simply posting ads of his successful liquor business. Ciroc is estimated to be worth around $1 billion.
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Most people think of 50 Cent as a tough guy, able to take a shot (or nine) and come out on the other side. But the hip hop mogul has just revealed he was the victim of cyber bullying. Cyber bullying has escalated into a major problem, sometimes prompting its victims to commit suicide.
During an interview with theGrio about Season 2 of his show Dream School, 50 Cent talked about his own experiences with cyber bullying.
It’s happened more than once to the Grammy winning artists on his social media platforms. It got so out of hand, he deactivated them.
“I’ve had to develop a defense mechanism to people saying things that I don’t agree with about my personality,” 50 Cent said.
“When you’re a public figure, you’re public property for them to say these things to you. Online, how many times have you seen people make comments that weren’t called for? It’s just what they’re conditioned for. It’s a place to vent for them because they don’t mean very much in our traditional social environment. The new social networking allows them to say things to you that they wouldn’t say to your face. There’s so many areas that you can look at now that would be considered bullying.”
If you find yourself being bullied as did 50, you can also turn off your social media accounts. But there are other steps you can take to try and get the bullying to stop.
First understand what cyber bullying is. “Cyber bullying often takes the form of one person harassing another through emails, instant messages, text messages or other modes of electronic communication,” reports Wiki How.
You are being cyber bullied if you are receiving one or more of the these types of messaging: Hateful or threatening messages that include name-calling, efforts to control your behavior by threatening to expose embarrassing information and/or threats of violence; embarrassing or threatening photos or videos; massive amounts of emails, messages or texts, whether or not they are threatening in nature; and lies about you. Notice in this definition that age doesn’t matter. You can be young or older.
Next, take action. Stop responding to the bully’s messages. “Bullies want to elicit a reaction from their targets, so firing back a text will only make things worse,” reports WikiHow.
Don’t bully back. This will only escalate the matter.
Keep records of the bullying. “File away every email, text, instant message, web address, and other evidence you collect from the bully. Record the time and date that each message was sent. Having as much information as possible about the bully’s behavior will help you determine how to stop his or her behavior,” reports WikiHow.
Don’t give the bully access. “Immediately put an end to the bully’s most invasive threats by blocking that person from direct communication with you,” reports WikiHow. And the Department of Health and Human Services, which operates the StopBullying.gov website, advises that you contact your Internet service provider as well as any social media site operators where the bullying is happening to let them know that the person who’s harassing you is breaking any rules outlined in the site’s terms and conditions.
Also change your account settings. You may also want to consider changing your screen name and other online identification.
Contact your local police department. Many police departments now have cyber crime units. Or go higher. The FBI also investigates cyber crimes against individuals.
It was speculated that a romantic reunion between Ciara and 50 Cent is in the works after Ciara was photographed leaving the funeral of his grandmother, Beulah Jackson. But 50 says that definitely isn’t the case. In an interview with Vibe, the Queens rapper explained that he’s still good friends with CiCi, who also had a relationship with his granny.
“Ciara is a really good friend of mine and she came to show me support when I lost my grandmother because she had her relationship with my grandmother,” he said. “People don’t know but we have been friends for about four years so that’s why [people] are surprised to come and see her support.”
As for CiCi being photographed at the memorial service, 50 had this to say:
“It’s unfortunate that somebody would take a picture [of her at my grandmother’s funeral]. You got people out there that are supposed to just follow and not have any significance at all. At the end, they look for any opportunity to take a photograph to get their followers up. Some things are supposed to be entertainment and some things are supposed to be part of your life. When your personal life become business, it gets interesting.”
Sadly, 50 recalls being at work when he learned of his grandmother’s passing.
“I had to go to ‘Power’ to rehearse the action sequences and I was on the treadmill, working with the stunt coordinators, when my aunt called me and told me I needed to come to the hospital. I had the chance to talk to her a little bit before she passed.
My grandmama was coherent the whole time. I’ve seen a lot of people die around me but I saw them die on the corner that we were standing on. Outside is a different danger. It’s like you go to the hospital, [my grandma’s] up, she’s there, she’s alert. She responded to my voice and then after I see her, her blood pressure starts to drop and then she’s gone.”
50 has always been open about how close he is to his grandparents, so we’re definitely sending our prayers to him as well as his family.
Nicki Minaj has been getting much praise for toning down on the pop tunes and returning to her hip-hop roots.
50 Cent added his two cents about Minaj and how mainstream radio pushing her decline has given her a harder musical edge.
“It’s going to change. They going to put you back in the ‘ni*ga section’. Trust me, you can be hot as a motherf*cker and then eventually they’ll put you back and you’ll find yourself at Urban Radio fighting your way into Top 20 crossover radio,” 50 tweeted.
He added, “You see it over and over. You see Nicki [Minaj] come from Barbie to being like ‘you a hitta a*s n*gga, n*gga, n*gga.’”
Read more of 50’s commentary at EurWeb.com
We told you last week that on Friday morning, Power 105, also known as The Breakfast Club here in NYC, played an audio clip from a while ago of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. struggling quite a bit to allegedly read a drop for the station. While co-hosts Angela Yee and DJ Envy seemed reluctant to have the audio played, Charlamagne Tha God went right ahead on and played it. Soon after, Twitter spent the entire day cracking jokes at Mayweather’s expense.
This whole situation was made all the more messy considering that 50 Cent recently ditched the standard ALS ice bucket challenge format in order to challenge Mayweather to read an entire page of Harry Potter. While many got a kick out of the audio, there were also many who thought that releasing the audio was very low and joking about Mayweather’s struggle to read was wrong. Illiteracy is a big issue, and there are way too many adults out here struggling with this issue (and hiding it) to make light of it. With that criticism in mind, Charlamagne responded to those who criticized his choice to release the audio:
“Sometimey self righteous folk are the worst.”
“How you watch a man get be headed this week with no problem but the audio of Mayweather reading makes you uncomfortable?”
“Some of y’all will watch videos of men getting shot down by cops with no problem but then complain the audio of Floyd reading was too much.”
“Desensitized to everything you should be sensitive about and sensitive towards anything celebrity driven.”
“Your hypocrisy is showing.”
And as for Mayweather, in case you missed it, early Saturday the boxer responded to 50 Cent and all the people making light of whether or not he can read with a picture of just two checks from his recent fights and videos of his many cars and wealth:
“Read this $72,276,000.00. God bless.”
But what do you think of this whole situation, and more importantly, Mayweather’s response to all of it?
Early on in his career, 50 Cent released a song called “How To Rob” where he rapped about the best ways to go about sticking up numerous artists so it’s no surprise that he’s ruffled feathers and has beefed with a number of celebrities since then.
Floyd “Money” Mayweather
There was a time when 50 Cent and Floyd “Money” Mayweather were the best of friends. Hanging out and partying all of over the world together, the Queens rapper used to be a permanent fixture at many of Mayweather’s fights. But the bromance fell apart over money and the two have used social media to go back and forth at each other ever since. The drama came to a head when 50 Cent went on Instagram to poke fun of his former bff by insinuating that the boxing champ was illiterate and challenged him to a reading test.