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Grandmaster Flash's 'The Message' Tops Rolling Stone's Hip-Hop Song List

December 6th, 2012 9:20am EST
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Rolling Stone magazine just named Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five's rap anthem "The Message" the Greatest Hip-Hop Song Of All Time.

The 1982 hit beat out favorites such as the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" and "Planet Rock" by Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force. Also making the top five: Run-DMC's "Sucker M.C.'s" and "Mind Playing Tricks on Me" by the Geto Boys.

Public Enemy's "Fight The Power," Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg's "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang," Notorious B.I.G.'s "Juicy," NWA's "Straight Outta Compton," and Eric B. and Rakim's "Paid In Full" complete the top 10.


50 Cent Scores Las Vegas Boxing License

November 16th, 2012 8:17pm EST
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50 Cent has been granted a license to promote boxing matches in Las Vegas.

Officials at the Nevada State Athletic Commission approved the In Da Club hit-maker's bid to become a sports entrepreneur at a meeting on Thursday.

The rapper, applied for the license under the name of his new company, SMS Promotions, and his application was approved unanimously pending further information about his finances and his fighters, which he must submit to the commission.

50 Cent, who attended the meeting with his lawyer, revealed he had first applied for the license as former pal Floyd Mayweather, Jr.'s...

Billionaire Offers 50 Cent $5 Million To Fight Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

November 8th, 2012 6:34pm EST
50 Cent
50 Cent has been offered the chance to settle his differences with former pal business partner Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in the boxing ring for $5 million.

The In Da Club hit-maker's friendship with Mayweather, Jr. crumbled earlier this year when their plans to set up a fight promotion company together fell through.

Last week, the rap star severed all ties with the sportsman amid claims Mayweather, Jr. had failed to fund the project - as agreed. The two former friends took shots at one another on last weekend, trading insults after the sports star criticized his former partner's...

50 Cent Severs Ties With Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

November 1st, 2012 10:52pm EDT
50 Cent
Rapper 50 Cent has officially severed business ties to his former friend Floyd Mayweather Jr..

The "In Da Club" hitmaker launched TMT (The Money Team) Promotions with the boxing champ in July to help arrange Mayweather, Jr.'s future bouts and boost his profile following a three-month prison sentence for domestic battery.

However, the working relationship between the pair soured after the fighter walked free in August and 50 Cent went on to recruit Mayweather, Jr.'s rival Manny Pacquiao as his new partner.

They continued to work under the TMT Promotions banner, but 50 Cent has now scrappe...

50 Cent To Pen Fitness Book

September 21st, 2012 9:02pm EDT
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Rapper 50 Cent is set to tell all about his top fitness tips in a new exercise book.

The Candy Shop hit-maker is teaming up with bosses at publishing house Penguin Group USA to release Formula 50: A 6-Week Total Body Transformation Plan, which hits stores at Christmas.

And the hip-hop star, real name Curtis Jackson, who shows off his buff body on the cover, hopes the training guide will inspire fans to get serious about their health.

He says, "I had a strong desire to write this book because it is very important to me to help people make positive changes and take charge of their overa...

Paris Hilton & Five Other Celebs Who Were Caught Making Anti-Gay Comments

September 21st, 2012 4:30pm EDT
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton got herself into a pickle this week by slamming gays who use the Grindr app, which allows people to "find local gay, bi and curious guys for dating or friends." A taxi cab driver recorded her saying about gay men, "They’re disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS."


The socialite immediately released a statement, which reads in part: "I was having this private conversation with a friend of mine who is gay and our conversation was in no way towards the entire gay community. It is the last thing that I would ever want to do and I cannot put into words how much ...

'End Of Watch' L.A. Premiere Pics: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Kendrick, 50 Cent & More!

September 18th, 2012 11:00am EDT
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The "End Of Watch" premiere in Los Angeles on Monday was a star-studded event. Anna Kendrick looked lovely in a black and cream-colored gown, while Jake Gyllenhaal opted for a blue suit sans tie.

America Ferrera wore a bright turquoise gown, while Jennie Garth sizzled in a little black leather dress. Professional dancer Karina Smirnoff popped in a bright blue frock, and "True Blood" star Joe Manganiello was handsome in a black suit.

The film centers on two young police officers (Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena) who are targeted by a drug cartel after confiscating a small cache of money and fi...

50 Cent Sues Headphones Company

September 1st, 2012 2:02pm EDT
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Rapper 50 Cent is suing the bosses of a headphone company for failing to pay back his initial investment in a planned venture.

The "In Da Club" hitmaker, who is now the face of SMS headphones, claims he partnered with executives at Sleek Audio LLC in 2010 and offered up cash that he was supposed to get back.

In his new suit, 50 reveals his former partners still owe him $285,000.

He announced his Sleek by 50 deal at the beginning of last year, but the venture never materialized.

Now his former partners claim the loan was nullified once 50 Cent teamed up with a rival and created the SMS l...

Kim Kardashian Is Called 'Bitch' & 'Trash' By Two A-List Rappers In Same Week

August 12th, 2012 4:24pm EDT
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50 Cent talked to New York-based XXL Magazine about Kanye West's song "Perfect Bitch," which he dedicated to girlfriend Kim Kardashian.

The two rappers have had their share of tension in the music industry. Before the drop of 50 Cent's album, "Curtis," he made the announcement that he would sell more records than West, who was releasing his album the same week. He did not succeed. Now, Eminem protege' is dogging West's girlfriend.

"One man's trash is another man's treasure," 50 Cent told XXL in an interview on Friday. Well, what about the man who wrote such a vile song? Is he decent?...

50 Cent To Donate Boxing Promotion Profits To Hunger Charity

July 31st, 2012 2:38pm EDT
50 Cent
Hip-hop mogul 50 Cent is stepping up his efforts to fight hunger by promising to donate proceeds from his new boxing promotion company to charity.

The In Da Club hit-maker, real name Curtis Jackson, recently launched TMT (The Money Team) Promotions to help organize future bouts for his incarcerated pal Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and he's now revealed a portion of the profits will go to boost aid for the United Nations' World Food Program.

In a post, he writes, "I'm gonna make sure proceeds from TMT promotions go to stoping (sic) hunger.i just woke up hungry,people are hurting."


50 Cent & Oscar De La Hoya Fight Over Boxing Plans

July 26th, 2012 6:13pm EDT
50 Cent
Rapper 50 Cent and retired boxer-turned-promoter Oscar De La Hoya have entered into a war of words after the hip-hop star announced he was stepping into the ring as a big fight boss.

Earlier this week, the "In Da Club" hitmaker announced he was turning boxing promoter to help boost his incarcerated pal Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s career, and he took offense when Golden Boy Promotions boss De La Hoya appeared to poke fun at his plans in a tweet.

The former boxing champ wrote, "Everyone wanting to be a boxing promoter? Good luck. Easier said then done."

A brief Twitter war ensued between the tw...

50 Cent Turns Boxing Promoter For Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

July 23rd, 2012 11:07pm EDT
50 Cent
Rapper 50 Cent has turned boxing promoter to help boost his incarcerated pal Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s career.

The "Candy Shop" hitmaker, real name Curtis Jackson, has founded TMT (The Money Team) Promotions in order to help arrange the prized fighter's future bouts, according to Sports Illustrated.

Jackson, who stood by Mayweather, Jr.'s side when he turned himself in to begin his 87-day jail sentence on domestic violence charges on June 1, will begin plotting the star's comeback in the coming weeks.

The hip-hop star's foray into the world of boxing should come as no surprise to fans - May...

50 Cent Backpedals On Anti-Gay Stance, Supports Frank Ocean & Gay Marriage

July 17th, 2012 8:31am EDT
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In the past 50 Cent has made repeated homophobic comments, but it appears he has changed his stance. The rapper is now standing behind Frank Ocean, who revealed a few weeks ago that his first love was a man.

50 Cent told MTV UK, "Anyone that has an issue with Frank Ocean is an idiot. I think Frank Ocean is a talented artist, I think he's created material that made me know his name, that impressed me … The more successful that project is now, it's going to leave people in the position where they can actually say: 'Look, I'm gay.'"

He added, "You can call it brave or you can call it marketi...

50 Cent To Give Away Album For Free On His Birthday

July 5th, 2012 8:34am EDT
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Hip-hop superstar 50 Cent is set to make his 37th birthday on Friday extra special for fans by giving away his new album for free.

The In Da Club hitmaker's follow-up to 2009's Before I Self Destruct has been delayed since last year, when he entered into a war of words with Interscope Records bosses for "moving in slow motion."

He recently revealed his next project would be called 5 (Murder by Numbers), but it won't be his official Interscope disc - that album, titled Street King Immortal, will hit music retailers in November.

In the meantime, 50 will give fans a special treat in celeb...

50 Cent Released From Hospital, 'Doing Fine' After Car Crash

June 26th, 2012 4:00pm EDT
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50 Cent is "fine" following a Tuesday morning car crash. According to a statement released to MTV News, "Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson was involved in a car accident in New York early Tuesday morning. He was taken to New York Hospital Queens where he was treated for minor neck and back injuries. He was released this morning and is doing fine."

The rapper was driving an SUV in Long Island, NY, early this morning when his vehicle reportedly collided with a tractor trailer.

First responders took Jackson to a medical center in Queens after transferring him onto a stretcher and fitting him for a n...

50 Cent Hospitalized After Long Island Expressway Car Crash

June 26th, 2012 10:03am EDT
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Rapper 50 Cent has been hospitalized following a horrendous car crash in New York on Monday night.

The accident occurred on the Long Island Expressway after his SUV collided with a truck.

Medics raced to the scene and he was transferred to an ambulance on a stretcher and wearing a neck brace before being taken to a nearby hospital, according to fan site

The rapper is reportedly undergoing tests on his neck and back, but there were no further details about his condition as WENN went to press.

According to the website, the other driver involved in the accident is also re...

Chris Brown's Billboard Performance Is Latest Music Lip-Sync Blunder

May 22nd, 2012 1:07pm EDT
Chris Brown
Chris Brown is taking plenty of heat from fellow musicians for miming a song on stage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. P!nk tweeted about the performance, "one day if i lipsync (sic), i hope i do it as well as him..." But he's far from being the first caught for not providing vocals live.

At the BET awards in 2007, 50 Cent was caught when his track played an instrumental version of his hit Amusement Park. That sounds correct, but apparently 50 Cent thought he wouldn't have to rap that night, so the crowd was treated to the beat without any words... and a wondering, awkward 50 Cent.


50 Cent Hospitalized For Undisclosed Procedure

May 17th, 2012 9:29am EDT
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Rapper 50 Cent has been admitted to the hospital for surgery. On Wednesday the singer posted photos of himself on Twitter lying in a hospital bed. He shared his thoughts with followers as he headed for the operating room.

The hip-hop star didn't elaborate about the imminent procedure but assured fans his hospital stay wouldn't affect the upcoming release of his EP "The Lost Tape," due out on May 22.

He tweeted, "I'm in the hospital but my gangsta grillz LOST TAPE is done so it will be out on time... I don't want to go into surgery."

Jay-Z To Launch 'Empire' Facebook Video Game

April 26th, 2012 4:48pm EDT
Rapper Jay-Z is following his peer 50 Cent into social networking - he's set to launch a game based on his life via

50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, has teamed up with bosses at Game Show Network Digital to create an interactive game of blackjack on the site, which enables users to compete at the rap star's virtual casino.

Now, Jay-Z is working on his own game, Empire, which lets fans take the same journey as the star did from the tough streets of New York to fame and fortune.

A statement about the game reads, "EMPIRE takes you on a journey from the streets of Marcy Ho...

Tupac Shakur 'Resurrected' During Snoop Dogg's Performance At Coachella

April 16th, 2012 8:12am EDT
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Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre brought Tupac Shakur back from the dead for a show stopping finale to the first Coachella weekend on Sunday night.

Shakur appeared as a hologram on the festival stage after a tribute performance of his hit California Love and the late star 'teamed up' with Snoop on Ain't Nothin' Like A Gangsta Party after an eerie solo rendition of Hail Mary from beyond the grave.

The ghostly apparition drew mixed reactions from those watching the set online, with one fan calling it "wrong on so many levels" and others stunned by the Tupac trick, tweeting, "WTF!"

However, most ra...

Norah Jones Had The Top-Selling Album Of The Last Decade

March 21st, 2012 2:00pm EDT
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Norah Jones' record "Come Away With Me" has topped the best-selling Billboard Albums chart of the past decade.

Jones' debut record has sold nearly 11 million copies since it was released in 2002. Eminem's "The Eminem Show" and Usher's "Confessions" were second and third after selling 10 million and more than nine million respectively.

Adele's album "21" is fourth in the list, which is compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. The British singer's sophomore album has sold more than eight million copies and is the best-selling record of the last 10 years by an artist outside the U.S.

50 Cent's "Get R...

Matthew McConaughey & Eminem Make Surprise Appearances At SXSW Gigs

March 18th, 2012 12:30pm EDT
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Matthew McConaughey became a rock star for the night on Saturday when he performed with The Cult at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music and arts festival.

The legendary band played a free gig at the Austin, Texas, event as part of the Auditorium Shores Stage Concert Series, and they were joined on stage by a very special guest.

McConaughey took part in the show by playing bongo drums for the band and was pictured jamming with frontman Ian Astbury.

50 Cent thrilled fans during his show at SXSW on Friday night by bringing out mentor Eminem for a rare surprise performance.

The "In Da Club"...

Young Buck Escapes Unscathed In Drive-By Shooting

March 5th, 2012 8:39am EST
Young Buck
A female friend of embattled rapper Young Buck has been injured after the star's car was peppered with bullets during a drive-by shooting early on Sunday morning.

50 Cent's former G-Unit bandmate, real name David Brown, was driving in Nashville, Tennessee when an unidentified gunman passed by in a white Chevrolet and opened fire on Buck's SUV, hitting it 11 times.

The woman suffered a bullet wound to the shoulder and was admitted to Vanderbilt Hospital for treatment. She has since been released.

Young Buck and a second passenger both escaped unharmed, according to local police, who have ...

50 Cent Visits Famine Victims In Africa

February 9th, 2012 5:20pm EST
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Rapper 50 Cent has flown to Africa to visit some of the region's most deprived areas as part of his ongoing campaign to help impoverished children.

The In Da Club hitmaker has launched a new drink, called Street King, to raise funds for his charity drive, which aims to feed one billion kids.

He joined officials from the World Food Program in Dolo, Somalia on Wednesday to see first-hand the effects of the devastating famine which has ravaged the region.

The hip-hop star then jetted to Kenya and talked to residents of a slum, and he admits the visit has pushed him to ensure his campaign is...

Birdman Bets $5 Million On New England Patriots To Win Super Bowl XLVI

January 24th, 2012 2:49pm EST
Lil Wayne's rap mentor Bryan 'Baby' Williams is ready to gamble big on the Super Bowl next month - he's risking $5 million on the New England Patriots winning the title.

The hip-hop mogul, also known as Birdman, is known for placing high-stakes bets on major sporting events and last year, he won $1 million after putting his faith in the Green Bay Packers beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in football's big game.

Now, he's upping the ante. Williams has revealed he's backing the Patriots to take the crown against the New York Giants via, revealing he's a big fan of Patriots runni...

Chelsea Handler Opens Up About Dating 50 Cent

January 24th, 2012 8:44am EST
Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler's romance with rapper 50 Cent ended after one of his former lovers made an appearance on her TV show.

The funnywoman was first linked to the hip-hop star in 2010 when they were photographed enjoying a night out together, but the stars dismissed talk of a budding relationship.

Handler finally confirmed the romance last year during an interview on Piers Morgan's CNN show, but they split shortly after.

Now, the comedienne has revealed the pair never spoke again after she hung up on him at work when he called to warn her she was set to chat with one of his ex-girlfriends.

50 Cent Wins Big Money On Giants Game

January 23rd, 2012 8:19pm EST
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Rap superstar 50 Cent is $500,000 richer after placing a big money bet on the odds of the New York Giants making it to the 2012 Super Bowl.

The "In Da Club" hitmaker cheered on his team as they faced off against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in the NFL Playoffs, and 50 Cent was beaming from ear to ear after the visitors triumphed in overtime, beating San Francisco 20-17.

The victory was made all the more sweet for 50 because it netted him bundles of cash.

The rapper showed off the winnings in a photo posted to his page, alongside the caption, "Just watched a 500,000 dolla...

50 Cent Apologizes To Record Label Bosses For His Twitter Tirade

January 9th, 2012 4:23pm EST
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Rapper 50 Cent has apologized for lashing out at his record label bosses last week, revealing he wrongly accused them of leaking his song.

The In Da Club hit-maker entered into a war of words with Interscope executives last May after claiming they were "moving in slow motion" and he later delayed the launch of his fifth studio album.

He continued the drama last week, revealing he had "lost all the faith in the team I'm on".

However, the rapper has now taken to his account in an effort to smooth things over with Interscope bosses, confessing his rant was unjust since they w...

50 Cent Says He Has 'Lost Faith' In His Record Label

January 3rd, 2012 12:49pm EST
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Rapper 50 Cent has refused to promote his new album after losing "all the faith" in executives at his record label.

The In Da Club hit-maker was busy working on his next musical release until he had a heated exchange with Interscope chiefs last May, accusing them of "moving in slow motion."

He dropped plans to launch his fifth studio album later in 2011, and it's set to hit shelves this year, but 50 Cent has told fans he will not be supporting his record, instead focusing on his next movie project.

In a series of posts on his page, he writes, "I have lost all the faith in ...

Accident During 'The X Factor' Finale Injures Three

December 23rd, 2011 8:53am EST
The X Factor
The finale of The X Factor on Thursday was marred by backstage drama after three crew workers were injured in a freak accident.

The Simon Cowell reality TV show wrapped up its first U.S. series with a live final featuring performances from star names including 50 Cent, Justin Bieber and Leona Lewis.

However, just before the In Da Club hit-maker took to the stage, a stair riser came unhinged and two workers were hit in the head, with a third taking a knock to the elbow, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Paramedics were called to the Los Angeles studio and the three stagehands were t...