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Remember when we suggested there was no way that rapper 50 Cent would choose to put two Pontiacs, the G8 and G6 GXP, in his video for "Amusement Park"? In fact, we went so far as to say that you'd have to suspend disbelief in order to think that Fiddy would want his girlz sliding all over Pontiacs instead of Lambos and Bentleys.

Well, we were wrong.

What we should have remembered is that rappers work in mysterious ways. According to a Pontiac spokeswoman, 50 saw the G6 GXP -- a car that could be called "Flipper" based on that massive, trunk-mounted fluke -- and G8 at the NAIAS, and requested them himself. Total cost to Pontiac: $0.00.

The last time we heard about 50 being pulled over, it was in a Murcielago Roadster, and word is he's also selling his Connecticut mansion. Does his new album "Curtis" and the Pontiac fetish herald a slower, more frugal 50 Cent?

Thanks for the tip, Alex!

[Source: Freep]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Thank God we can count on Autoblog for all the relevant automotive news!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Theo beat me to the punch. 50 is a wise investor with his money as shown by his 10% ownership that made him $400 million. Do you know why it cost Pontiac $0.00 to lend 50 those cars? Free promotion! Smart moves using the music video route and going RWD!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I just think its funny that people are actually offended (although grammatically and punctuationally challenged, it seems) by someone who glorifies being "shot" and living life to its lowest actually being called on it.

      It's like people being offended if I were to call a cheetah a cheetah. It's a fact.
      • 7 Years Ago
      They guy's been shot, what, 9 times?

      Profiling my butt.
      • 7 Years Ago
      DoeS likeS? Seriously?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't know when AutoBlog became "bigot bitchfest", but I am hoping on the adults coming back to this forum and discussing cars rather than their owners.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Interesting how he has to hold up his pants there. I imagine all those illegal handguns with side-sights must get pretty heavy after a while.

      Thuggin ain't easy, eh?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Neither is profiling, it seems...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Heh. Everyone loves making fun of rap stars. Sort of.
      • 7 Years Ago
      From Glaceau:

      "While 50 Cent and many other world re-known celebrities have very lucrative and fruitful partnerships with our brand, any report stating personal figures of ownership in our company are erroneous at this time. Glaceau and Mr. Jackson have a deal in place that grants him partial ownership in his own brand. Both parties remain excited about the future of our relationship."

      He didn't see a dime off the buy out. He's a street goon who will get exactly what he deserves sooner or later.
      • 7 Years Ago
      50? Frugal? Not likely.

      He owned a 10% stake in Glaceau, an energy drink company that was recently sold to Coca Cola for 4.1 billion. Reportedly, 50 made around 400 million off the deal.

      http://tinyurl.com/36vlen
        • 7 Years Ago
        Jesus...wow, guess he's not a total dummy
      • 7 Years Ago
      I would too, if you paid me millions to pimp them. What does Curtis actually drive?
      • 7 Years Ago
      More proof GM is dumbing down America. This is why I will never consider a GM. The brand is ruinned and designed for the tasteless, obese/unhealthy, tacty, obnoxious american.
      Sad sign of the times for this country.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Wow Jason!
        Tell us how you really feel about GM owners.
        Funny thing though...though I don't know you personally, from your response I could say that you are tasteless and obnoxious. Tacty? I don't believe that is a word....unless you meant tacky which I also gather from your response. Obese and unhealthy? hmmmm? What was that again about profiling earlier in this thread?
        Some people need to learn to just shut their mouths sometimes.
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 7 Years Ago
      Any way you roll it. Love the guy or hate him. 50 Cent promoting Pontiacs like this is certainly a image booster. A smart car company, which I think GM has become, looks to current influential pop culture icons to influence their design. It's just a good move.
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