50 Cent Reveals Eminem Turned Down $9 Million USD for a Joint World Cup Performance
Following the Super Bowl performance.
After the success of the Super Bowl Halftime Show, 50 Cent and Eminem were asked to do a joint performance at this year’s FIFA World Cup.
In a recent interview with Real 92.3’s Big Boy’s Neighborhood, 50 was asked about whether or not the two rappers have thought about touring with each other. At around the 24:10 mark of the interview, 50 Cent revealed,
“Because of the Super Bowl [halftime show performance], I got an inquiry about the World Cup. They had a budget of $9 million for it. I would have took $1 million and the other [$]8 [million] would have been for him. For a one-off…I’m saying, if you would do a one-off maybe you would do the biggest live sporting event in the world.”
While 50 Cent seemed to agree with the idea, he explained, “I talked to [Eminem's manager] Paul [Rosenburg] and they was like, he’s not gonna do it.” In the same interview, 50 discussed that he was bringing Eminem’s 8 Mile to TV. He said, “I think it should be for his legacy. It’s important to me they understand it.”
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