For those not familiar, an AMA (or, “Ask Me Anything”) on Reddit is just that—users get the chance to ask 50 Cent pretty much anything, and he’s got to answer it. Sometimes they go very awry, but sometimes, the person answering the questions has a great sense of humor about it. It turns out 50 Cent is one of those people.
He answered about 15 or so questions from the users, ranging from if he likes root beer (nah) to who he’d like to be in a cereal commercial with (Snoop, selling Cap’n Crunch). These answers though, were the greatest of the bunch, and they taught us a lot about the rapper:
He’s hip with the technological advances in commerce.
A user asked 50 Cent if he’ll take bitcoins for his new album, Animal Ambition. He responded:
“stay with times. technology is what’s changing the business gotta get with it. I take money no matter if its coins or dollars”
A bit later, he changed his status to:
“EDIT: this was fun i’m out. Grab my album directly from 50cent.com for $5.50 use the code Reddit550 at checkout. I’ll take your Bitcoins too ok”
Chief Keef is making music in his Grandma’s living room, or so 50 Cent thinks.
A user asked, “You’ve always been very business minded in your career is there any advice you would give someone who wants to start their own brand or company?”
50 responded, “because of the internet do it independently. you have access to things we didnt. i had to hustle bootlegers. chief keef is in his grandma living room doing it”
This was likely 50’s reasoning behind that, as another Redditor pointed out.
He has a, uh, skeletal muscle injury, and a sense of humor.
He was (of course) addressed about that horrible pitch at the Mets game last week, and he had a pretty excellent response.
“Yo $0.50 . . . what happened on that pitch?”
“I have a skeletal muscle injury on my left shoulder from excessive masturbation so take it easy lol”
He wants to live broadcast his birthday party.
Thanks to the enduring success of the line from “In Da Club” he is apparently asked frequently about his birthday habits. One user took it upon himself to find out exactly what his plans were for this year:
“How exactly do you party on your birthday?”
“i do it BIG! this one will have a fight live on ESPN, have special guest performances, a pool party then another party, then again a party then a firework a BBQ Ima live broadcast all that on my hang with”
He might whoop Aziz Ansari’s ass.
Comedian Aziz Ansari told a story about 50 Cent claiming the rapper has no idea what a grapefruit is. Obviously, word got to 50, and he wasn’t having it:
“Hey Mr. Cent, I need to know if there is any truth behind Aziz’s Grapefruit story. Can you shed some light on that?”
“my grandma used to get me grapefruit juice as a kid. he’s a comedian. Ima have his ass whoop if he keeps saying that lol”