50 Cent: rapper, actor, flavored water angel investor, and FUCKING LIAR. From NPR:

A Grand Rapids’ movie theater rolled out the red carpet Wednesday night to benefit Michigan’s burgeoning film industry. New York rapper, turned movie star Curtis Jackson, know more commonly as 50-cent, held a special premier of his new movie in Grand Rapids. Jackson signed autographs, took pictures with fans and introduced an early screening of his new movie “Gun”. Jackson says he obviously thinks lawmakers should keep the film incentives; he’s considering buying a home in Grand Rapids.

“A lot of people in Los Angeles are just being made aware of (the film incentives) and started to move things here when the crews, 60% of the crew is from Grand Rapids. You know so it makes sense. It’s actually creating jobs in Grand Rapids.”

Jackson was discovered in 2002 by Detroit rapper Marshal Mathers, known commonly as Emimen. But its Grand Rapids that 50-cent is falling in love with. His new action thriller “Gun” is one of 4 films he’s worked on in town. “I love Grand Rapids,” Jackson said, “it’s quiet enough to be able to get my work done.” The city is easily recognizable in the movie trailer.

As someone who was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and whose grandparents still live there, I can assure you that 50 Cent is NOT thinking about buying a home there! What a fucking liar! And what a WEIRD lie! Why would you even say that? Who is that supposed to impress? Even the people of Grand Rapids are like “It’s OK, 50 Cent, no one expects you to actually live here. What are you even talking about?” That being said, I hope he DOES move to Grand Rapids. And I hope he takes Chelsea Handler with him. She would fit right in there. They could get married in the Meijer sculpture garden. “I love the Meijer sculpture garden, it’s quiet enough for me to get married to Chelsea Handler in.” Sure, 50 Cent. Whatever you say, 50 Cent.

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  1. “Yeah, these rapids are grand, but I guess I’m just looking for some rapids that are a little more subdued.” –50 Cent to his real estate agent.

  2. One lie
    Much love lost

  3. !!!!!!

    Gabe!

    I am moving to Grand Rapids in less than three weeks!

    Do you want me to bring your grandparents some tamales? Because I CAN DO THAT!

  4. OMG THAT’S WHERE I LIVE!

    but seriously, until 50 cent films something other than direct-to-netflix-watch-instantly-crap, maybe hold off on buying your egr villa.

    • Dude’s gonna cruise Wyoming in his bulletproof limo, hoping to improve his street cred.

      • last week, him and bruce willis were filming in downtown gr and people were going NUTS. this is what you have to look forward to, facetaco. unfortunately, you missed aziz ansari, danny mcbride, jessie eisenberg, and nick swardson filming a “real” movie this summer.

    • Personally, I think the big story here is that this is his second collaboration with Val Kilmer in as many years. I only know this because Netflix keeps trying to foist Streets of Blood on me because it’s set in my city.

  5. He was going to by an acre but he could only afford 2/4.

  6. “Emimen” should be a the name of a gay porn parody of Eminem and 50 Cent’s “working” relationship.

    • DSN, I like the way the Michigan Public Radio story uses their real names first, stage names second, and misspells both stage names. “Curtis Jackson, known more commonly as 50-cent [sic] … Marshall Mathers, known commonly as Emimen [sic].” Heckuva job, Michigan Public Radio!

  7. As someone who has visited Grand Rapids and stayed in the Quality Inn near the strip mall that contains the Orbit Room and a strip club, I would have to agree with Gabe. We also ate “tapas” at a restaurant downtown, which is one of the most deserted downtowns I’ve ever been to. But the Meijer Sculpture Park isn’t that bad!

  8. Grand Rapids: the library of Michigan, ssshhhhhhhhh

    • Zombie 50 cent walked into a library and screamed at the librarian “BRAAIIIINNNSS!!”. The librarian replied in a hushed, yet irritated tone, “this is a library, you’re going to have to be quiet” to which the Zombie 50 Cent replied quietly “brains”.”

  9. “Gerald R. Ford International Airport? Beltline Bar’s world famous wet burrito? New York ain’t got shit.”

    - Curtis Jackson, Noted Liar

  10. What a bunch of hippity-hoo-blah.

  11. Long Island ,Connecticut, and now Grand Rapids Michigan? 50 Cent should quit the rap game and just do real estate because he totally gets it

  12. 50 Cent suffers from an allergy to anything that is not an otter.

    #obscurereferencegum #sorryguys

  13. A house in Grand Rapids probably costs, like, 50 Cents. BOOM! Get it? Because Michigan is an abandoned industrial wasteland!

  14. how come no one ever comes to NY !

    • Is that dog wearing a badass pink arm cast, or using a vibrator as a chew toy? This is such an arrogant 50-cent thing to do! There are poor women in Grand Rapids who need that vibrator, 50-cent (too much? too much. :-( )!

  15. I see that 50 Cent is entering stage 2 of the “ligitimize me as an actor” plan, like The Rock. First it was “The Rock” on posters, then it was “Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson,” then just “Dwayne Johnson.” The thing is, he will always be “The Rock” to me. Just like 50 cent will remain a terrible mushmouthed rapper whose success continues to amaze me. Remember a couple of years ago when there was a big deal that his and Kanye’s album were coming out on the same day? And everyone was like, “Who’s better?” AHAHAHAHA. So funny in retrospect.

    • I think the same thing about Marky Mark. Don’t try to pretend you’re not Marky Mark anymore, Marky Mark. You will always be an underwear model whose ads, ripped out of Details magazine, I masturbated to on an almost daily basis when I was 13. (Also too much? Also too much.)

  16. “Jackson added, ‘With great beach cities like Grand Haven nearby, easy access to Dutch Village and all the tulip action in Holland, and whatever it is that Muskegon has going for it, living in Grand Rapids is a no-brainer. It’s like the state motto says: If you seek a beautiful peninsula, look about you, motherfucker.’”

    • trick question: muskegon has nothing going for it but gutter punks and meth. and that sweet drive-in.

      • Muskegon has an amazing dive venue called the Icepick owned by a crazy old man who used to hang out with GG Allin. The walls are covered in graffiti and it is expected that you BYOB and throw the empties at the bands playing. I haven’t been there since the Michigan smoking ban took effect, but I imagine that it absolutely does not apply at the Icepick.

        Other than that, Muskegon is terrible.

  17. He enjoys stuff more than Gabe does.

  18. I guess you’d have to; if you were willing to sleep with Chelsea Handler.

  19. 50 and I are meeting at Yesterdog tomorrow, then we’re headed over to Founders to drink some brews. Afterwards, maybe we’ll take in a show at the Celebration Cinema on E. Beltine.

    GRAND RAPIDS REFERENCES, Y’ALL.

  20. My friend’s little brother went to the party he threw for his neighbors when he lived in Farmington, CT and he said there were scantily clad women swinging from the ceiling. So this is what Grand Rapids has to look forward to.

    • I can tell by the walls and windows that you live in Heritage Hill! 30 Mins or Less shot literally in front of my apartment this summer, and i’m good friends with Aziz Ansari’s body double. NOTE – Vito’s Pizza, which is in the movie, has the worst pizza in the city, no contest

      Anyone try that Sumatra Mountain Brown ale at Founders yet? Knocked me on my ass on Monday, crazy good.

      I hope this thread is everything MLive wishes it was (minus the bigotry)

  21. Aww, man! I missed out on Michigangum. Sad face.

  22. Hey 50, you haven’t lived until you’ve been to downtown Sand Lake. It’s a short drive north. Unless Sparta is more to your liking.

  23. We almost got an interview with him last winter when he was filming something at GVSU’s fieldhouse. The whole staff at the radio station was waiting for him but it never happened

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