If 50 Cent does nothing else, he’s going to keep his name in the headlines.
The Houston transplant — who has made headlines in his adopted hometown ever since he arrived late in 2020 — paid a visit to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo yesterday, where he and a few friends made history when they purchased a bottle of wine that cost more than a Rolls-Royce.
Click2Houston — the local NBC affiliate — has the story.
As part of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, 50 Cent — real name: Curtis Jackson — went to a companion dinner called the 2022 Rodeo Uncorked! Champion Wine Auction and Dinner. As guests enjoyed Texas’s finest food, various bottles of wine were set up for auction.
One of the wines available was the Hye Meadow Winery Boooom Red (2017 vintage year), which also won the Top Texas Wine of 2022 award. 50 Cent and his spirits company — Sire Spirits, which is the distributor of Branson Cognac and Le Chemin Du Roi Champagne — plunked down $125,000 for the huge bottle.
so i finally won a bid at the win auction, your a nobody till you win a bid at the wine auction. now i have bottle of wine that cost more then Rolls Royce. 😕i just got excited. #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi pic.twitter.com/uNktRAzd00
— 50cent (@50cent) February 28, 2022
And while the “I Get Money” rapper claimed on Twitter that the bottle cost more than a Rolls-Royce, it depends on the type of Rolls-Royce he’s talking. For example, Motor Trend reports that the Rolls-Royce Ghost model has a price tag of $311,900. So, we’d need 50 Cent to tell us what model he’s referring to in order to confirm his claim.
What’s more, Fif’s purchase wasn’t even the one with the biggest price tag.
“The 2022 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition Grand Champion Best of Show sold for a Rodeo record $250,000. J. Lohr Vineyards Cuvee PAU Red, Paso Robles, 2017, was purchased by Andrea and Bruce Bryant, John M. Cotterell, Julie and Alan Kent, and Kristina and Paul Somerville,” reports Click2Houston.
However, it’s always a good thing when Black men and women break into spaces that they normally aren’t seen. So, either way, it’s good to see 50 Cent winning in that regard.
What is the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo?
Billed as an annual event that “promotes agriculture” in the greater Houston area, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a month-long family-friendly exhibition event that “educates and entertains the public, supports Texas youth, showcases Western heritage and provides year-round educational support within the community,” according to its official website.
The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo has also donated more than $500 million to the Texas educational system since the show was first founded in 1932.