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Taking over the Pine Knob Music Theatre in Michigan on Sunday night (September 17), 50 Cent – real name Curtis Jackson – brought his long-time friend Eminem – real name Marshall Mathers – and the duo performed ‘Patiently Waiting’ and ‘Crack A Bottle’.
Before heading off the stage, Eminem showed love to 50 by sharing a few words to the crowd in his home state. “Detroit, make some noise for one of the best friends that I’ve ever known, 50 Cent!” he said. “And also, make some noise for Hip Hop’s 50th birthday, y’all … Detroit, I love y’all, man.”
Here’s a close up video of Eminem & 50 Cent’s performance of ‘Crack A Bottle’ 🔥 pic.twitter.com/ZLgStWYevn
— The Eminem Bible (@Shadyind) September 18, 2023
50 Cent brings out Eminem in Detroit on The Final Lap tour pic.twitter.com/WhsMirG1DL
— 2Cool2Blog (@2Cool2Blog) September 18, 2023
50 cent posted a video of the heartfelt moment to his Instagram page with a caption that read: “Bro when I do anything with EM people just go crazy they know he really my boy. I love him till death!”
The rappers friendship dates back to the early 00s when 50 was singed to Eminem’s record label, Shady Records along with Interscope and Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment. Prior to signing with Shady Records, the New York rapper had been dropped from his previous label, Columbia, and was blackballed by the industry. All of the hardship set the scene for his critically acclaimed 2003 debut ‘Get Rich Or Die tryin’.
In other news, 50 Cent recently shared a clip of Chris Tucker re-telling a story about him and Michael Jackson listening to his 2003 single ‘In Da Club’.
In 2015, the comedian’s Netflix stand-up special Chris Tucker Live was released. In it, Tucker recounted the time that he and his friend Michael Jackson were in a car together when the late singer revealed he “loved” 50 Cent’s first-ever Number One single.
Elsewhere, Eminem recently requested that US Republican presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy stop using the rapper’s music during presidential campaigns and rallies.
The request comes after Ramaswamy, who is looking to enter 2024’s US presidential elections, rapped along to Eminem’s hit ‘Lose Yourself’ at the Iowa state fair earlier this month. Ramaswamy has also since started using the track as his walkout song.