Yeah, buddy! Pauly D is officially a member of 50 Cent‘s G-Unit team. The “Jersey Shore” star and DJ has just been signed to the rapper’s G-Note record label, 50 confirmed on Twitter, adding a photo of the pair together.
Pauly also took to the site to spread the word about the deal. “Big Big Things In The Works @50cent And @DJPaulyD !!!!!” he wrote. “#yeahhhhbuddy” (A rep for G-Unit also confirmed the signing to MTV News.)
Talk of a Pauly D/ 50 Cent collaboration has been floating around since the summer when the MTV reality star teased a joint album to Billboard.
“I’m focusing on music. That’s my passion,” Pauly said. “I’m working with 50 Cent now. I’m gonna do an album with him. It’s going to be a little bit of everything. It’s almost like DJ Khaled and kind of David Guetta but my own DJ Pauly D style.”
The “Shore” star also hinted at the G-Unit deal in an earlier interview with XXL, saying that the ink on the rumored three-album deal would officially be dry by year’s end. “50 Cent has also been somebody I look up to. We ended up linking up and we just clicked,” he said. “We hit it off immediately with the music and everything like that. So I’m definitely gonna be working with him. There’s been talks about the album and the headphones. I’m looking forward to working with that as well.”
The latest news comes as Pauly continues to expand his brand, including a residency at Las Vegas nightclub Rain at the Palms Resort and Casino. He opened for Britney Spears on her Femme Fatale Tour and is reportedly set to join her again at her December 10 show, the final stop on her world tour.
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