50 Cent Gets Animated For ‘The Simpsons’

Rapper to appear as himself in episode next season.

Next year, when you find 50 Cent in da club, his bottle full of bub will be popping in Springfield.

The G-Unit general will make a guest appearance in the next season of “The Simpsons,” according to a FOX spokesperson. In an episode titled “Pranksta Rap,” Bart sneaks off to attend a rap concert, featuring 50, without his parents’ permission. When Homer and Marge realize their son is missing, he fakes his own kidnapping to avoid punishment.

The rapper taped his voice last month for the animated series, which will start its 16th season November 7, but “Pranksta Rap” won’t air until early 2005, since it takes six to nine months to complete an episode.

50 joins an illustrious list of “Simpsons” musical guests that includes Blink-182, ‘NSYNC, Kid Rock, R.E.M., Phish, Britney Spears and Cypress Hill.

Prior to 50′s appearance, a “Simpsons” post-Super Bowl XXXIX episode on February 6 will feature the guest voices of the Oakland Raiders’ Warren Sapp, the Houston Rockets’ Yao Ming, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan; while elsewhere in the season, fans can expect to hear the voices of Ray Romano, Kim Cattrall and James Caan.