By D.L. Chandler
It’s official. 50 Cent is back.
The Queens native was a guest last night (February 9) on the late night talk show Conan with host Conan O’Brien. The dapper rapper was both charismatic and entertaining, with the crowd warming up to his well-timed jokes and recanting of some of his antics on Twitter – including making over a $1000 shoveling snow in New York City with the help of some kids the rapper posted pictures of via his Twitter account.
“We made a $1000,” shared 50. “We shoveled ten houses in our actual neighborhood ’cause we showed them the pictures. I was telling them ’look, you can take a picture of me but we’re gonna charge you’. You know, a celebrity shoveling your front yard.”
Until recently, 50 Cent’s first love of music had taken a bit of a backseat while the G-Unit mogul continued to remain a force in the world of business. From inking a distribution deal with Lions Gate to release ten films for his Cheetah Vision film company to collaborating with high-end headphone company Sleek Audio and getting his acting career buzzing again, the rapper born Curtis Jackson has been everywhere in the media. The budding thespian also showcased his latest film “Gun” at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Utah. There is also a buzzed about performance from the rapper in the upcoming film “Things Fall Apart” where 50 dropped from 214 to 160 pounds to portray a football player suffering with cancer.
50 Cent’s rise to relevance also includes the rapper releasing the tracks “Happy New Year,” “When It All Goes Down,” and the menacing diss track “Old 2003 Ferrari” – where the controversial MC takes jabs at past rival Rick Ross and name drops Kanye and Wiz Khalifa.