50 Cent is still making a fortune from his classic hits.
Yesterday's Price Isn't Today's Price
“I think he gave me like $80,000, and now I’m getting like $900,000, $1 million,” 50 Cent explained to Billboard. “The coolest thing we create in America is celebrities. If you see LeBron [James’] fan base internationally, you’ll argue, ‘Why is he staying here?’ He’s that big internationally. For the most part, I can’t speak for everybody, but the international side of the game is different.”
50 Cent earning a pretty penny is impressive when you consider “Animal Ambition” was his last album, and was released nearly a decade ago.
“I get the attention that I want from music when I want it,” he explained in an interview. “I just went out and toured 45 countries, and everywhere was sold out. That made me want to offer new music that I could integrate into everything now. I’ve done what I wanted to do in the [sales] capacity. I’ve sold over 35 million records — not singles, albums.”
And, he’s not done yet.
Fans can possibly look forward to new music perhaps sooner than later. Billboard reports 50 Cent is in the process of creating a studio album with Dr. Dre and could be featured on a song with Nas for the anticipated album “King’s Disease 4.”
What’s more, 50 Cent plans to embark on a domestic tour and will perform at the 2023 Las Vegas Lovers & Friends Festival.