A rapper, a businessman, a TV producer, director, and actor — 50 Cent cannot do just one thing, he does half a dozen, and he does it right.
He was nominated for a BET Hip Hop award in the Hustler of the Year category because it is impossible to reduce him to just one role only. And because he has not released an original album for years now. However, his music career took precedence at this moment as he is touring Europe with his Final Lap tour, celebrating the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking album “Get Rich Or Die Tryin’”. He did not attend the BET ceremony as he was playing a completely sold-out show in Lithuania.
This year, he was pitted against such names as 21 Savage, Burna Boy, Cardi B, Caresha, DJ Khaled, Drake, and Jay-Z. Fifty came up on top again and gave the award an acknowledgement on his social media accounts:
This is the second year I received this award. I’m getting a lot done behind the scenes. BET is built on diversity so they see it. 💣GLG🚦GreenLightGang 🌎Final lap tour
This is the second year I received this award. I’m getting a lot done behind the scenes. BET is built on diversity so they see it. 💣GLG🚦GreenLightGang 🌎Final lap tour #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi pic.twitter.com/KZWOrC70m8
— 50cent (@50cent) October 11, 2023
This is Fifty’s third win in this category. The first one he snatched in 2007 and the second – just a year ago, in 2022.