50 Cent's Glowing Review Of Cannes: 'I've Been Worse Places'

By Rya Backer

The stars (and Paris Hilton and her boyfriend) were very much out last night in Cannes at the legendary Hotel du Cap for amFAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2009 benefit.

Taking a break from shooting "Twelve" in New York alongside Chace Crawford, 50 Cent was on hand for the night's activities and for the film festival. So what does Fif think about the small French Riviera city? "So far, so good," he said. "I've been worse places."

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In addition to the $28,000 scooped up for a smooch from Robert Pattinson, the amFAR also saw the sale of Bill Clinton's saxophone for $180,000 and a screening of Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "Inglourious Basterds" for $84,000. "It's exciting," 50 said about the gala. "This is a positive event, so I wanted to come out and be supportive of it."

He might not have been the night's highest roller, however. When asked how much he planned to spend on the evening, he said, "I don't know. I'm trying not to do too much money. You know how you go on vacation, you enjoy yourself, and then you go home and you're upset because you had too much fun?" he smiled. "You know, I'm gonna be conscious, but I'll spend some."