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Curtis Jackson III[edit]

CJ III is not his real name. He used a ghost id as well as a ghost writer. He is a performer not keeping it real. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.146.33.190 (talk) 20:56, 22 November 2012 (UTC)


Error in Early Life[edit]

It says that his mother gave birth to him at the age of 15, but then says that when he was 8 years old, she was 27. She should be 23 if she gave birth to him at the age of 15. 173.81.62.83 (talk) 10:22, 1 May 2012 (UTC) I was wondering if anyone else caught that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.123.223.203 (talk) 19:31, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

New Game and Lil Wayne diss track[edit]

50 has made a new diss track against Lil Wayne and Game called "Love me, Hate me and Love me Again". Please check the article in the section that talks about 50 and Wayne feud. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Maxiperasso (talkcontribs) 19:08, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

LP?[edit]

"50 just mentioned that "lebanon kara" will be his first LP of 2009, release date is this Tuesday. He will also having some more up coming LP's (possibly). Can someone edit this in and make a wiki page on this new LP. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.189.233.85 (talk) 01:04, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

recent?[edit]

"he recently squashed his beef with jadakiss". that's terrific. um.....when is "recently"? that statement needs a DATE. "recently" is not a time. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wellcraft11 (talkcontribs) 15:36, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

House burning down incident[edit]

Bent 50 Cent cleared of burning down his own house in LA?[edit]

I have heard from a few sources 50 Cent was cleared of blowing up his own house (http://www.miley5.net/content/index.php?action=show&id=9), umm i think I also heard it on MTV or something. Is this true?? There are some conflicting articles, I think Reuters said that some lower-end police officer said he was still being "investigated"???50centgunit (talk) 23:32, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

House burning incident now included[edit]

Should this be included, its not often someones house burns own. We can get sources together if its worthy of adding to his private life section. --— Realist2 (Come Speak To Me) 02:40, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Include this incident. It is bizzare that it is not there. Here's text from CNN. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.146.224.18 (talk) 02:17, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
Text removed: available at 'Suspicious' fire destroys rapper 50 Cent's home
Until the full story is known its best to leave it, nothing is certain at the moment. — Realist2 (Come Speak To Me) 18:49, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
The edit adding the lawsuit/house burning down is so ungrammatical as to not make any sense at all. Wistar (talk) 20:40, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Court ruling[edit]

I added this NY court ruling: New York State Supreme Court Justice Carol Edmead on June 11, 2008 ruled that “50 Cent cannot sell his Dix Hills, Long Island $ 2.4 million property, must deposit fire insurance proceeds into a trust account pendente lite, and that, Shaniqua Tompkins pay him May $ 4,500 rent.” Tompkins sued 50 Cent for half of his estate.Reuters, New York judge bars 50 Cent from selling propertynytimes.com, 50 Cent Can't Sell Long Island Home--Florentino floro (talk) 10:00, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Years active[edit]

50 cent started rapping professionally since 2000! possibly 2001, but not 1999! he was featured in the Onyx song "React" from their 1998 album Shut Em Down! so please stop changing it!-SCB '92 (talk) 08:54, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Young Buck[edit]

Young Buck was the best rapper in the whole group.Banks and Yayo did not bring success like Buck did.--Piazzajordan2 (Talk.) (Hows my editing?) 01:49, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, i added the section of 50 cent having a rift between him and young buck on the controversy section yesterday-SCB '92 (talk) 12:12, 13 July 2008 (UTC)
It's not really "karakara kol kara w b3sa" when 50 Cent refuses to respond. Also, if you are going to add information please wikify the references. Thanks. --¤ The-G-Unit-฿oss ¤ 22:10, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

I did this time, but you deleted it again, why?-SCB '92 (talk) 12:26, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Im not sure the waqar It's kinda recentism. It's big news at the moment (well it was), but will it be in a few years or months? Also, the situation isn't really controversy, if you see the new 50 Cent interview on Thisis50.com, he addresses the situation saying "it's a shame" and leaves it at that. If you insist on adding it, make sure you format references as described in WP:REF. --¤ The-G-Unit-฿oss ¤ 13:09, 18 July 2008 (UTC)


Acually he dissed The Game, Young Buck and Rick Ross in "so Disrespectful" on "Before i Selfdestruct", since 2010 young buck has released a number of disses to 50 and g-unit "steriods" and "happy new year" and numerous others "calling" 50 cent out —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.237.248.188 (talk) 15:44, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

error[edit]

needs to be fix —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.44.93.33 (talk) 10:25, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Darryl Baum[edit]

Who keeps deleting the info that he was a close friend of Mike Tyson's and Mike Tyson put a "hit" out for his killer(S).--Ron John (talk) 20:42, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

deire is the —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.181.77.77 (talk) 17:25, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

50 Cent was only shot 3 times[edit]

CJ was shot 3 times not nine. How can it be so unaccurate. Oh wait I forgot its wikipedia...


Controversy with Kanye West album sales[edit]

Shouldn't this page contain some discussion of the challenge 50 issued to Kanye? I find it surprising there is no mention of his rescinded claim that he would quit the business/his solo career if Kanye's album outsold his. Just seems like something worth having a blurb about. Anyone else think so? Nvalley (talk) 10:34, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

50 Cent beef with NY rappers[edit]

50 Cent has a long running fued with members of the Wu Tang Clan, following his comments directed towards them in his single 'How to Rob'. Subsequently numerous disses were directed towards 50 on Ghostface's album, 'Supreme Clientele'. The fued would resurge after Tony Yayo made comments about Ghostface using a ghostwriter which led to insults directed towards G Unit by both U God and Ghostface. GZA released a diss track towards 50 entitled Paper Plate claiming 50 has ghostwriters. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.134.8.58 (talk) 20:38, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

       I quite agree. There was a lot of publicity about this challenge in 2008. It should at least be metioned.


Yeah i think so too, i think kanye dropped out but either way he still won selling more albums then 50pesos. —Preceding unsigned comment added by David Iwright (talkcontribs) 17:45, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

50 Cent a Republican?[edit]

I have a link here that says he's a Republican. Can anyone back this up? http://www.nndb.com/people/539/000024467/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wesley M. Curtus (talkcontribs) 07:04, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

He said he would have voted for George W. Bush had his convicted felon status not prevented him from doing so, but that comment alone doesn't make him a Republican. 72.192.203.13 (talk) 05:43, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

50 Cent claimed that the New Orleans disaster was an act of God, because he was supporting George W. Bush. I don't know if he was supporting McCain.--BubbleBabis (talk) 11:30, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

50 Cent external link add[edit]

Under external links i would like to add my bio page on 50 cent. [ www.hiphop.sh/50cent ]

  • 50 Cent The 411 on F-50 [authored by Balance: 411@hiphop.sh]

Much appreciation for your time,--Cuz187 (talk) 05:11, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, but self-published pages can't be added to the EL section. Please see WP:EL for more. Carl.bunderson (talk) 06:30, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Do we really need all these same social networking site external links? The 2 main social networking sites in the world are Myspace and YouTube which all musicians have, so why has the 50 Cent article got external links for Bebo and Ning? A quick google search shows bebo has less than 1% of the worldwide market share of the social networking sites and Ning has about the same. I think the bebo and ning external links should be removed, and all the other social networking links which are Myspace and YouTube should stay. Do you agree? Danielspencer2 (talk) 04:39, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Buisness Dealsonly[edit]

Can someone add a buisness deals section and net worth? 50 cent is one of the most succesfull rappers ever and is a great buisnessman. I think a buisness deals section would be a important add. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.193.32.110 (talkcontribs) 20:36, 6 September 2008

Records Sold[edit]

50 Cent Has Sold Over 40 Million Records Now You Nedd To Update —Preceding unsigned comment added by Noddyyyyy (talkcontribs) 22:53, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

"Half Dolla" Redirect[edit]

Is it really necessary to have the following:

"Half Dolla" redirects here. For the coin, see Half dollar (United States coin).

I think it's perfectly reasonable to redirect "Half Dolla" to this page, but to then suggest that they might mean "Half dollar (United States coin)" seems to imply that "Half Dolla" is an accepted abbreviation or synonym for "Half Dollar (United States coin)". Neither Mr. Jackson nor the term "Half Dolla" have anything to do with the US coin to the point of helping someone find information about the US coin by way of a nick name for a rapper.

No. It isn't necessary. I will remove this message now. -- MISTER ALCOHOL T C 06:08, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. -- MISTER ALCOHOL T C 06:10, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Quincy Jones bond[edit]

I've heard rumours that Quincy Jones helped 50 Cent with some songs/albums. Is this true? -- MISTER ALCOHOL T C 06:07, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

25 Cent[edit]

This article used to, or maybe still, mention that 50 Cent had a cousin nicknamed 25 Cent. Is this true? -- MISTER ALCOHOL T C 06:04, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

Haha! I doubt it, it was probably just vandalism. GlassCobra 06:43, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes 50 has a cousin who is currently active in rapping. Friends called him 25 cent but because its such a weird name he calls himself 'Two Five'. His dj is Dj Whiteowl btw. 7:14pm 16-04-09

The Money and the Power[edit]

This article makes no mention of 50's upcoming reality TV show.--69.204.28.90 (talk) 22:27, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Film Role[edit]

There is no mention of him being cast in the remake of 13 Tzameti, which was reported on October 23.(MissFormaldehyde420 (talk) 17:47, 25 October 2008 (UTC))

50 Cent: The Money and the Power[edit]

I couldn't find anything about his new reality show elsewhere on Wikipedia. MTV does not give the last name of the competitors, but one of the competitors, Ryan Mayberry, has listen them with last names at RyanMayberry.com, cast-member official site.

There's the link for footnote. I can't get in to edit 50 Cent since it's locked except to registered users.

Here are the names:

  • Ryan Mayberry
  • Joanne Paguio
  • Larry Wade
  • Nima Tabrizi
  • Nathan Strickland
  • Rebecca Clark
  • Precious [no last name available]
  • Nikki [no last name available]
  • Jennifer Hunt
  • Lawrence Musso
  • Derek Hargrove
  • Cornbreadd [no last name available]
  • DuJuan Watkins
  • Mehgan James

--207.237.223.118 (talk) 15:58, 7 November 2008 (UTC) It's really a shame that 50 cent is such a shit musician. I wonder why people purchase his music?

Don't offend 50. And you need better grammar. 50 Cent is NOT "shit". He's one of the most-recognized rappers in the world. -- MISTER ALCOHOL T C 05:36, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

New Picture[edit]

I was looking, and the picture in 50 wiki is old needs updating. In the old picture he looks fat/chubby. I think it should be change because hes now slimer.

It's true, he is slimer now. May I suggest this picture? http://peanutbutterfingers.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/slimer.jpg — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.186.135.0 (talk) 01:19, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Mike Tyson[edit]

I removed a section which rather casually asserted as fact the claims of someone who has been under indictment for murder and drug trafficking. It is not at all clear to me that the Tyson connection belongs in this article at all, unless there have been some kind of legal proceedings in that regard.--Jimbo Wales (talk) 20:29, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Error in the "Feud with Rick Ross" section[edit]

50 Cent Took Shots At Rick Ross On The Here I Am Freestyle. In this section, 50 cent is inaccurately quoted in his song directed at Rick Ross. It states, in reference to Lil' Wayne, that 50 cent says, "You're awfully quiet. You called 'em out... you've got to pass me to get to him." However, it isn't "'em," but "Em," as he is referring to when Lil' Wayne called out his mentor/boss, Eminem. Henceforth, "you've got to pass me to get to HIM." This small grammatical error changes the whole meaning behind the lyrics, and misrepresents the feud. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.228.165.229 (talk) 01:24, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

I also see it says 50 Cent posted a sex tape and want to point out that "Double R" means Ruff Ryders, the label that DMX and L.O.X. are signed to. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.226.157.22 (talk) 00:16, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

In the video 50 said that the RR stood for Rick Ross. It was meant to be a joke. SE KinG. User page. Talk. 00:31, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Birth Date[edit]

The year he was born is 1975, not 1976, per reference 1. Corrected.1975, Jtbagwelljr (talk) 02:01, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

thisis50.com[edit]

There needs to be more info on 50's official website.

"50 Cent has also garnered interest online through his website thisis50.com. New music, music videos and news are released here.

Wkdpedia (talk) 09:58, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Controversy section[edit]

This section is POV according to WP:CRITICISM and WP:CSECTION and should be merged to the main musical career section. Look how short the "rise to fame (2000-present)" section is compared to the feuds section. Yes the G-Unit vs. the Game feud is very well-known but I think there's way too much focus on a bunch of obscure, "yesterday's news" type of diss songs. --Andrewlp1991 (talk) 01:15, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

The Lil Wayne beef info really needs to be fixed. The last line about ". . . and don't tell 50 shit." is not a reference to 50 Cent. It is a reference to the Police, commonly referred to as '5-0' and '50'. It's actually fairly obvious since it wouldn't make any sense if he did mean 50 Cent. BGRuthless (talk) 02:20, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Wu-Tang Clan Beef[edit]

50 Cent has a long-standing beef with the Wu-Tang Clan dating back to his references to them in How to Rob. The GZA has a diss song about 50, Paper Plates, on Pro Tools. Metalb (talk) 13:57, 8 April 2009 (UTC)


House Fire and Proceedings with Ex wife[edit]

http://entertainment.oneindia.in/music/international/2009/50-cent-tompkins-verdict-060209.html
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/dailydish/detail?blogid=7&entry_id=24258
http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/02/05/2009-02-05_no_change_for_50_cents_ex_in_lawsuit-2.html
http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/thatsreallyweek/45722/may-4-11-they-fought-the-law/
http://www.hollywoodgrind.com/tag/shaniqua-tomkins/
http://www.celebitchy.com/category/shaniqua_tompkins/
http://urbancelebs.spreadit.org/shaniqua-tompkins-evicted-by-50-cent/
http://entertainment.oneindia.in/music/international/2009/50-cent-tompkins-verdict-060209.html
http://www.industryfinest.com/news/headlines/shaniqua-tompkins-will-not-get-rich-off-50-cent-but-may-die-trying.html
http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2007-06-23-50cent_N.htm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/05/30/50-cents-long-island-home_n_104301.html
http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2008/06/19/2008-06-19_50_cent__ex_in_kid_fight.html
http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2008/07/17/2008-07-17_rapper_50_cent_passes_drug_test_takes_so.html
http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2008/10/23/2008-10-23_50_cent_has_no_rap_with_new_deal_on_visi.html
http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Shaniqua+Tompkins
http://www.celebitchy.com/category/shaniqua_tompkins/
http://www.nypost.com/seven/06112008/news/regionalnews/heat_on_fittys_flame_115011.htm
http://www.nypost.com/seven/06102008/news/regionalnews/judge_to_50_cent__hold_on_to_property_114903.htm
http://www.mediatakeout.com/2009/24519-judge_orders_50_cent_to_give_up_all_his_guns.html CashRules (talk) 06:46, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

GAR[edit]

50 Cent[edit]

Article (edit | history) · Article talk (edit | history) · WatchWatch article reassessment page • GAN review not found
Result: Delist. GA issues, including uncited statistics and opinion, unencyclopedic prose and neutrality issues remain unaddressed after several weeks. Articles can be renominated at GAN at any time. Geometry guy 20:55, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

This article needs a reassessment, Because some paragraphs are without references and parts of the Controversy section do not present a neutral point of view. Aaroncrick(Tassie Boy talk) 01:10, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

  • Comment: When referring to 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson) in the Feud with Lil Wayne sub-section, sometimes it refers to him a just "50" and others as "50 Cent". Surely he should be referred to as "50 Cent or his given name "Curtis Jackson" not "50" as the reader may get confused. Aaroncrick(Tassie Boy talk) 03:01, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment: I agree with the GAR nominator, that this GA (from July 2007) could stand for some improvements. There are some referencing issues and unsourced bits throughout, as well as use of poor sources such as IMDB. Cirt (talk) 05:33, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment: The article needs some work, but it should be doable. Another problem is malformed references, with bare URLs, particularly towards the end. Lampman (talk) 15:42, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment: Although there are enough refs to work with and some FA are at a worse state. Problem is many refs aren't working [1], Aaroncrick(Tassie Boy talk) 06:58, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Associated act?[edit]

You added Snoop Dogg as an associated act. I think 50 and Snoop only did together the "P.I.M.P." official remix, but it not means that Snoop and 50 are associated acts.--BubbleBabis (talk) 11:24, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

They're associated in the sense that the work together quite a bit behind the scenes. KWJ97 (talk) 07:45, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

2nd Album In 2009[edit]

The name of the album that 50 will release in 2009 other than before i self destruct will be called Blown Away and will be released before Before I Self Destruct on the 17 th of August with Before i self Destruct released on the 28th of September

http://www.play.com/Music/CD/4-/11102517/Blown-Away/Product.html —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.214.73.100 (talk) 17:17, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

It's just a mix tape, not really worth mentioning . . . BGRuthless (talk) 02:17, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Ez-Tracks[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}}

ez-tracks Site links to ringtone vendors that obfuscate subscription sign up and/or terms and conditions for free ringtones with flashy promotional content. Check the fine print. http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/www.ez-tracks.com

ez-tracks is considered spam and infects computer with adware.

I suggest the ref below only should be removed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Emanuel.krassenstein (talkcontribs) 00:11, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Done Link removed. GrooveDog (talk) 00:49, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

HUUUUUUGE vandalism[edit]

The whole article has been deleted and replaced with the word "Rajan Chahal."

HUUUUUUGE vandalism[edit]

The whole article has been deleted and replaced with the word "gay."

HUUUUUGE vandalism[edit]

This whole article has been deleted and replaced with the word "gay." This means FULL PAGE PROTECTION!!!!!!!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.94.90.185 (talk) 22:24, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Cleared the anonymous cache. Should be fixed now.—Kww(talk) 22:27, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Addition?[edit]

I made a page for The 50th Law. Could someone link to it from this page? Angieon (talk) 18:31, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Fiddy[edit]

I wanted to know what the word "Fiddy" means. Fiddy redirects to this article, but this article doens't mention at all. Two questions:

  • What is a fiddy?
  • Why does the term 'fiddy' redirect to 50 Cent?

Johan Lont (talk) 13:02, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

I removed the redirection link from Fiddy to 50 Cent, because it only confuses. I'll if I can have Fiddy deleted. Johan Lont (talk) 13:04, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
I found the information on Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Fiddy : Fiddy is an alternative pronunciation / spelling for Fifty. I'll add that to the 50 Cent article, because if I need that explanation, others might too. Johan Lont (talk) 13:08, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

Orphaned references in 50 Cent[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of 50 Cent's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "young-buck-rehab":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 00:00, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

he was born 1973 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 204.108.96.17 (talk) 21:06, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

50 Cent on "The Tyra Banks Show"[edit]

On Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 50 Cent was on "The Tyra Banks Show." Is this notable to add to the article? Gibsonj338 (talk) 15:05, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

I would err on the side of saying no. 22:50, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Graham Norton Interview[edit]

50 appears on the Graham Norton Show in this video. When talking about his mother's death, the info stated is in conflict with what's stated in the article. Xxovercastxx (talk) 20:12, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

LL Cool J[edit]

I think that LL should be under associated acts. He has done 3 songs with 50. One on LL's album, the other two are remixes (I belive). You are able to find them in 50's discography page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.53.224.194 (talk) 03:34, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

50 Cent Biography[edit]

    • 50 Cent Biography **
Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 3:41pm

Copyright violation of http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/50_cent/artist.jhtml has been removed  fetchcomms 04:38, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Eokilu (talkcontribs) 04:14, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

Curtis James Jackson III Birthday Date[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}}Curtis James Jackson III aka 50 Cent was born July 6, 1975.

According to http://www.billboard.com/artist/50-cent/bio/340706#/artist/50-cent/bio/340706, he was born in 1976.  fetchcomms 04:44, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
Actually there are conflicting dates in that source. Have not yet determined correct date from other places as well.  fetchcomms 04:47, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2003-01-01-50-cent-arrested_x.htm says he was 27 in January 2003, so that makes his birth year 1975.  fetchcomms 05:02, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
This isn't the first time that Billboard biography of a musician has year of birth wrong. If anyone has doubts of the new source confirming that he was born 1975, feel free to check inmate search on website of New York Department of Corrections, which confirms it as well. Done Karppinen (talk) 16:26, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

Official Website for 50 Cent[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}} 50 Cent's official website is www.thisis50.com. He is frequently on this site blogging or checking out other people's blogs.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Mischa9000 (talkcontribs)

I don't think this the official site but one of his official websites. Jeffrey Mall (talkcontribs) - 20:32, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Not done: Welcome and thanks. You should find a reliable source which clears this up. Perhaps an interview. As it stands now, 50cent.com claims to be the official site and includes a link to thisis50.com at the top of the page. Celestra (talk) 20:48, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Spelling correction on content[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}} Path: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_cent Under title: 2010-present: Eurodance Line 1: Please correct [In an interview with the Britisch entertainment website Contact Music,] to In an interview with the British entertainment website ContactMusic.

Line 2: Please correct ["First they played hip-hop wich suddenly changed to uptempo songs, known as Eurodance"] to "First they played hip-hop which suddenly changed to uptempo songs, known as Eurodance" Lianvaiphei2 (talk) 04:24, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

done, except for the ContactMusic one. Not sure whether to change that or not. --אריה ה. (talk) 04:52, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
Per the WHOIS Meta data for contactmusic.com "Contactmusic is the premier destination for music videos and reviews, entertainment news, celebrity photos plus movie reviews and trailers." Given that the company themselves did not put a space there, I assume that is how they want the name to be presented. I have made the edit. Avicennasis @ 05:28, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

associated acts[edit]

how is g-unit the only asscociated act??? hello?????????????? EMINEM, DR. DRE —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.186.137.121 (talk) 21:22, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Black Magic link in '2010 - New Direction'[edit]

Hey guys, the link to his new album in this section currently redirects to the entry on actual Black Magic. Can someone update it to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Magic_%2850_Cent_album%29

Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.216.181.212 (talk) 21:36, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

the year that he was born.[edit]

Would someone PLEASE change his year of birth back to 1975..Someone changed it to 1978,which is NOT TRUE! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.177.69.133 (talk) 03:00, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

Weight Loss?[edit]

Is someone going to post a part in this article about his dramatic weight loss? I think it's pretty imprtant. he completely changed his image. Even though he's going to regain the wieght, i think it's pretty big. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.206.224.57 (talk) 23:21, 30 May 2010 (UTC)


Speaking of which, why is the weight loss described in STONES? How about lbs or kgs —Preceding unsigned comment added by 136.165.127.68 (talk) 18:20, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Weight loss didn't even happen so this needs to be taken out. If you look at his images on his twitter DAYS before it and after the image leaked, theres no change whatsoever in his physique, theres no way he could possibly do it that fast. That is why I took it out. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Whowhat1121 (talkcontribs) 04:01, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

New Diss Tracks[edit]

On the album 'Before I Self Destruct' he disses J and The Game repeatedly in the song 'So Disrespectful' and he makes fun of Lil' Wayne's 'The Carter' series in the song 'Death To My Enemies' with the following lyrics, "This ain't the "Carter" nigga, THIS IS SPARTA! IT'S HARDER! I DIE AND BE A MARTYR, RESPECT ME LIKE YOUR FATHER!"

There have also been rumors that 'Death To My Enemies' was a diss to Lil' Wayne.

I dont know I just thought I'd post if you all wanted to add it to his fueds and stuff.

New image[edit]

I added a new image (well, technically from 2008) of Jackson in the article a few days ago, but it was removed, as the editor didn't believe it was of Jackson. The image in question is File:50Cent08TIFF.jpg. Although I was also skeptical, the author of the image has stated Jackson was at the film festival due to his role in Righteous Kill. He pointed me to a similar close-up image of him, and if you look at the small marks on his right cheek (there's a black dot about an inch to the left of his right eye, and then another larger one an inch below that) in this image and compare it to this one, you'll see that they match. He definitely doesn't look like his other images since the lighting is different, he's looking at the camera, and is clean-shaven (maybe to avoid recognition from fans to-and-from the event). I'll let others take a look so we can make sure I'm not the only one who sees it. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 03:11, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Executive producer change to producer[edit]

Executive producer is not an occupation it should be changed to just producer —Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.54.210.15 (talk) 01:25, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Homophobia should be noted under "Controversy"[edit]

50 Cent has made his extremely hateful attitude toward the gay community known on more than one occasion and it should absolutely be noted in this article. Xprivate eyex (talk) 07:42, 10 September 2010 (UTC)


agreed. see the following link: http://www.towleroad.com/2010/09/50-cent-tweet-encourages-gay-suicide.html

50 Cent, in response to the recent gay youth suicides, has released a statement encouraging gay people to kill themselves. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.8.228.228 (talk) 21:06, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

Absolutely concur. Note also that Fiddy tweeted about 'having his homie shoot up a gay wedding'. As Americablog pointed out, that's admission to conspiracy in a felony.Sebum-n-soda (talk) 21:54, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

Does not warrant inclusion as far as I can see. Here is an overview of the incident: from the Sun newspaper. He tweeted that "If you (are) a man and your (sic) over 25 and you don't eat p***y just kill yourself damn it. The world will be a better place." He claims that he didn't even have homosexuals in mind when making the comment, and that it was a pro-oral sex joke rather than anti-gay. Moreover, I cannot see any evidence of this being reported in anything other than entertainment blogs/celebrity mags i.e. its not news, and even if it were then Wikipedia:Not News. If he went on to say he did mean that gay people should kill themselves then I would imagine that would receive significantly more coverage and would warrant inclusion, but as it stands I don't believe a poorly worded tweet should be included in his Wikipedia article.--EchetusXe 14:06, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Associated Acts[edit]

The Game should not be listed —Preceding unsigned comment added by 167.206.233.254 (talk) 04:03, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

50 cent speaks with Pop Icon Michael Jackson[edit]

50 cent actually had to chance to speak with pop icon Michael Jackson before the star's untimely death. According to 50 cent the two spoke while preparing to go to work on the new album that Michael Jackson was preparing for. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Joesmoothe (talkcontribs) 22:59, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

about tsunami in Japan[edit]

I think, this man is an idiot... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 157.25.200.133 (talk) 08:30, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

May I request that this section be deleted as it voices an unrelated opinion to the title. Thanks KWJ97 (talk) 07:48, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

vitamin water[edit]

how about adding a section about 50`s involvment in commercials with vitamin water and other topics related to vitamin water--85.228.179.171 (talk) 19:30, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Don't Have His New Album Link Back to This Page[edit]

Thanks for making the article uneditable, but in the discography section his latest album links back to the fucking page that you were just on. Thanks for that. Great idea.

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'In Juune 2011, it was confirmed that 50 Cent and singer Lady Gaga had compromised, and in October they will marry.'[edit]

'compromised'? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.218.159.81 (talk) 23:43, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Formatting issues[edit]

there's a formatting error in the table of tv show and film appearances. 75.72.158.143 (talk) 21:56, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

I'm not sure what the "formatting error" is, but the mistake I saw was that 50 Cent played himself in the movie "Morning Glory". According to imdb, "Morning Glory" merely uses one of 50 Cent's songs ("Candy Shop") in its soundtrack.NotAnAmerican (talk) 00:05, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Black Child stabbs 50 Cent[edit]

I don't know if this is already in the article or not, but I was watching a documentary called Beef in which a feud between 50 Cent and Ja Rule was covered. Among the artists interviewed, 50 Cent, Ja Rule, and a friend of Ja Rule's named "Black Child" came up. Apparently, Black Child stabbed 50 Cent 6 times during a fight about Ja Rule and a feud they already had going on. And 50 Cent reported it to the police, causing Black Child to be incarcerated. It's difficult for me to find a source, but it seems important, and perhaps someone else can find one better than I. Also, in one of 50 Cent's songs, the titled I forget (I don't usually listen to songs about feuds or songs that provoke them) he says "I smell ****; is that you Ja? / I smell ****; is that you Black?" referring to Ja Rule and Black Child. Can someone please find a source for this? Or at least put a link to the Beef documentary website. TomUSA 00:55, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

1997?[edit]

Why does it say he started in 1997 if it says that he only was taught how to write raps in 97-99. Then he went underground in 99. Being underground doesn't count! Also it says his UNDERGROUND albulm WAS NOT RELEASED! It does not clearly state when he released his first albulm but it does give clues that it was in the early 2000's. Therefore, since he was signed in 2000 by Columbia Records and released his first albulm with them, he started in the 2000's! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 166.82.187.246 (talk) 01:10, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from , 8 November 2011[edit]


71.60.189.124 (talk) 06:01, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done No request made.--Hallows AG (talk) 07:54, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

Death rumor[edit]

There's some kind of talk on a YouTube video explaining that he was killed in a drug overdose and several YouTube comments flooding his music videos sharing things such as "RIP", although there is totally nothing over a Google search for news regarding if he is dead. In my opinion, it could be a hoax because CNN responds to calls in an instant although I don't know what to believe at this very minute if the man is alive & well or killed. • GunMetal Angel 08:14, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

Disregard, it turns out to be a rumor hosted by Fox News, way for them to troll the world once more. • GunMetal Angel 02:48, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Dropping from Columbia question[edit]

Something doesn't make sense, in the article it reads that 50 Cent was signed to Columbia while he was in the hospital after being shot several times and dropped because of the song "Ghetto Qu'ran". However, on the article for Power of the Dollar it says that he was signed to the label and then dropped after they found out he was shot. Someone care to fix this? I wouldn't know the action to take since neither of these sentences are sourced. • GunMetal Angel 02:50, 10 November 2011 (UTC) The entire was written by Kemmz

Edit request on 2 January 2012[edit]

GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN HAS BEEEN CERTIFIED 8X PLATINUM BY RIAA YOU CAN CONFIRM IT

today lil wyne makes almost 1 dollar for every album sold and ymcmb makes 3 dollar for each album and he is brok  — Preceding unsigned comment added by Isaiahblue12 (talkcontribs) 13:26, 13 February 2012 (UTC) 

117.199.148.159 (talk) 10:54, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Aside from that, please turn "all caps" off while making a request. --Bryce (talk | contribs) 11:24, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

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50 Cent to donate 250 meals[edit]

According to AllHipHop News 50 Cent is offering to donate 250 meals to Feeding America for every set of headphones purchased from SMS Audio’s website.[2] --Letsgo13 (talk) 18:11, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

Virus or malware on linked site?[edit]

On the message board Democratic Underground, someone posted the following on March 25, 2012:

In the article on rapper 50 Cent there is a link to his website. The website has a virus and continued to play music AFTER I closed Firefox. No downloads showed up but it left 3 viruses (at least, the scan is still running) on my computer. (from [3])

Another user responded: "If a music player self-installed from 50's site, it's probably intentional crapware rather than a 'virus'. Best bet: don't go there again."

I'm too chicken to follow our link, but I thought I would call this to the attention of the people editing this article. We should link to the official site but if it's dispensing a virus or even merely "crapware" we should warn our readers. JamesMLane t c 07:32, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Not done:. I didn;t see any problems with the link. Next time, please be bold and address the issue yourself. Any autoconfirmed user can edit semi-protected pages, and you should be autoconfirmed already. Do not use your fellow editors as Guinea Pigs. RudolfRed (talk) 03:40, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

Request[edit]

Can I suggest that 50 Cent redirects to Kelvin Martin? This is 50 Cent, not this. Just because Curtis Jackson stole 50 Cent's alias doesn't mean that Kelvin Martin isn't 50 Cent! 68.173.227.171 (talk) 04:55, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

The majority of people who search '50 Cent' are looking to get Curtis Jackson than Kelvin Martin. SE KinG. User page. Talk. 22:31, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Father Son[edit]

50 never said something about an album with soulja boy. only soulja tweeted about a project called "Father Son", but he said no names — Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.227.192.175 (talk) 16:11, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Removed the information due to the source leading to a dead link. SE KinG. User page. Talk. 07:12, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

First they played hip-hop which suddenly changed to uptempo songs, known as Eurodance[edit]

First they played hip-hop which suddenly changed to uptempo songs, known as Eurodance: This quote needs context — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mathematician314 (talkcontribs) 20:36, 19 August 2012 (UTC)


Other Ventures[edit]

In the other venture section, could somebody please write in this:

"Jackson has also stated interest in starting a large business venture with British proffesional footballer Wayne Rooney.[1]" 

and add to it as necessary? Thanks. KWJ97 (talk) 07:56, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

New picture[edit]

The main page picture is too old. It was in 2009 and we are already on 2012. Can anyone upload a pic without any copyright issue?SrGangsta (talk) 17:26, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 1 October 2012[edit]

Curtis Jackson was raised by his Grandparents after his mother was killed. Pinkie84 (talk) 18:52, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done – This is already listed under Early life. Hope this helps. Alex J Fox(Talk)(Contribs) 19:23, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 12 October 2012[edit]

his name is pronounced Fifty Cent not "fitty cent" that should be removed 173.52.159.180 (talk) 15:58, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done. Name is pronounced "fitty cent" by the rapper himself and his fans alike. Also, your request is formatted wrong, needs to be "please change x to y", thirdly unsourced change request. gwickwire | Leave a message 22:39, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Fitty[edit]

Pronounced FITTY cent, are you serious???? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 46.253.179.4 (talk) 06:00, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

Why is he a republican?[edit]

I see the attributions are just links to other sites saying he is without attributions. Where are there any facts even though he said he was a supporter of Clinton and Obama? I'm not understanding where there is credibility in these links. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.69.34.14 (talk) 02:52, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 3 December 2012[edit]

Legal Issues

50 Cent was arrested on Jan 1, 2003 with four other members of his entourage. Police reportedly found two guns inside a parked car outside a Manhattan nightclub. The rapper, 27 at the time, was arrested shortly before 2am and charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. Police conducted a search of the vehicle due to tinted windows. They recovered a .25-Caliber Handgun and a .45-Caliber pistol. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2003-01-01-50-cent-arrested_x.htm

On September 8th, 2006 while driving in Times Square, 50 cent was pulled over while driving in a silver Lambourghini. He was booked for driving an unregistered vehicle, driving without insurance, driving with an expired permit and making an unsafe lane change. The video of his arrest is online and can be seen on youtube. http://www.tmz.com/2006/09/08/50-cent-busted-in-silver-lamborghini/


Mcbedford (talk) 20:56, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

Done Vacationnine 06:37, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

Error in Political and social causes[edit]

This quote “I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It's no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple." is actually from Jay Z according to citation 123. If you look at citation 122 though we do have two quotes that are actually 50 cent: "It was quite some time before we got a response out of Obama on same-sex marriage...Yeah, I'm cool. I would like people to actually be happy…Technically, I don't see where it fits into any religion. The Bible that they would read to marry you, it doesn't have anything in it that says same-sex. If it does, then I would like someone to point out that interpretation." and "I've encouraged same-sex activities. I've engaged in fetish areas a couple times. I'm for it." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 206.174.89.122 (talk) 02:22, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

I have verified your claim regarding the Jay-Z quote and removed it from this article. —KuyaBriBriTalk 22:13, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

New section request in Feuds section[edit]

Have any of you heard about the 50 Cent's recent feud with French Montana? I'd like that to be a new section in "Feuds." --Captainmad (talk) 00:09, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Legal Issues[edit]

50 Cent was detained by police on March 24th and questioned in an alleged attack and assault of a 14 year old boy, who is the son of Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond, rapper Game's manager. A source close to the situation told MTV News that the incident was sparked by the boy wearing a Czar Entertainment T-Shirt, Rosemonds company, which has a had a long running feud with G-Unit since the two parties split ways back in 2005. The source told MTV News that the incident took place on Tuesday afternoon near Rosemond's offices, which are located across the street from Violator Management, which represents 50 Cent and G-Unit. Tony Yayo would later turn himself in on charges of Harassment and endangering the well being of a child for the assault of the boy. According to the New York Post, Yayo spotted the younger Rosemond on Manhattan’s West 25th St. as he and 50 Cent were leaving the offices of Violator Management. At that point, witnesses say the rapper approached the boy, flashed a gun that was tucked into his waist, and pushed him up against a wall. Yayo is then said to have asked the boy his age before stating, “I don’t give a fuck how old you are – Fuck Czar Entertainment!” and slapping him. As Yayo was being transported from Manhattan’s 13th precinct to central booking yesterday evening, he reportedly bragged to reporters that 50 Cent would have him out of jail “by tomorrow.” http://www.xxlmag.com/news/latest-headlines/2007/03/tony-yayo-arrested-for-alleged-attack-on-jimmy-henchmen%E2%80%99s-son/

In "2000-01" section, please add 3 sentences to 3rd graf: Drug dealer Kenneth McGriff was suspected, but never charged, in connection with the shooting. The motive was said to be 50 Cent's song "Ghetto Qu'ran", which McGriff was considered to resent for describing too transparently his control over drug dealing in their neighborhood. McGriff was already controversial for his intimidation of rappers caught up in the East Coast - West Coast beef of that era, influence broad enough to effect a "blacklist."

Basis: McGriff's main wikipedia article says this [& see footnote 2 there - citing CBS]. 50 Cent was involved in the beef, albeit not eagerly, and there was no other apparent motive for his shooting. [See McGriff in main article "50 Cent feuds".] McGriff's influence is how the song caused the blacklisting that is mentioned (with no reason) in the following graf. McGriff got convicted and sentenced to life (a federal jury spared him the death penalty) for killing two other pawns in these wars.

Reason: Why 50 Cent got so seriously wounded, and why his recording career was crippled for some time, are central to his career story! It needs to be said here.

Not done for now: This contradicts and duplicates what is already included in that section. Wikipedia articles are never a source, and that footnote isn't enough either. Could you cite more sources and give a bit more detail? For example, a blacklist is already mentioned in the above section. Vacation9 02:40, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Microcap stock manipulation[edit]

reflist

  1. ^ http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news/78398/Rapper-50-Cent-Wants-To-Build-Business-With-Wayne-RooneyQ
  2. ^ Joe Weisenthal (10 January 2011). "50 Cent's Tweets Make A Staggering $50 Million In One Day". Business Insider. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Joe Weisenthal (10 January 2011). "How To Make $10 Million From Just One Weekend Of Tweeting". Business Insider. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Insiders' Blog (10 January 2011). "H & H Imports (HNHI) Jumps After Rapper 50cent Says "Buy"". streetinsider.com. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Chris Barth (11 January 2011). "Get Rich Or Die Tweetin'". Forbes. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Kaja Whitehouse (11 January 2011). "50 Cent millions". New York Post. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Kathy Kristof (18 January 2011). "What 50 Cent Co. Is Really Selling". CBS MoneyWatch. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Kathy Kristof (11 January 2011). "50 Cent: Penny Stock Pump & Dump?". CBS MoneyWatch. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  9. ^ Alex Moore (11 January 2011). "How Much Will 50 Cent Make if His Penny Stock Hits 50 Cents?". Death and Taxes Media. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  10. ^ Timothy Sykes (9 May 2011). "Rapper 50 Cent’s Headphones “Sleek By 50″ Canceled, H & H Imports, Inc. (HNHI) Stock In Freefall". timothysykes.com. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  11. ^ Timothy Sykes (9 May 2011). "H & H Imports, Inc. (HNHI) Stock Price Chart from 11 January 2011 to 9 May 2011". timothysykes.com. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 


Xb2u7Zjzc32 (talk) 01:27, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Fiddy Cent[edit]

At the start of the article, it should be noted that "Fiddy" is a common pronunciation for his stage name. SuperGangsterRapper95868686 (talk) 19:36, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 22 April 2014[edit]

188.29.164.73 (talk) 21:04, 22 April 2014 (UTC) In the last sentence of the "2012-present" section, it says: "50 Cent has stated that prosperity will be a theme of the able Italic textstating, "This project, I had to search for a concept, a really good concept, in my perspective, and that was prosperity. I outlined all the things that would be a part of prosperity, positive and negative [for Animal Ambition]." [89]"

I believe the correct sentence is "50 Cent has stated that prosperity will be a theme of the album Italic textstating, "This project, I had to search for a concept, a really good concept, in my perspective, and that was prosperity. I outlined all the things that would be a part of prosperity, positive and negative [for Animal Ambition]." [89]

So the word that needs to be changed is "able" into "album".

Yes check.svg Done - Thanks for pointing that out - Arjayay (talk) 12:04, 23 April 2014 (UTC)