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YMMV / 50 Cent

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  • Fandom Rivalry: His fans do not get along with fans of Kanye West (especially THAT moment in 2007), Rick Ross and The Game, the latter two who have thrown disses towards him back and forth (though Fifty and Game reconciled in 2016).
  • First Installment Wins: Many fans consider Get Rich or Die Tryin' to be a classic while his other work has a more mixed reception.
  • Funny Moments: These skits that diss Ja Rule's singing. They are also Hilarious in Hindsight, since 50 has since been accused of the same thing just a few years later.
    MaleFiftyCent: I've been shot nine times; I ain't scared of no white girl...
  • Ho Yay: His relationship with Eminem is quite close.
    • It's not hard to find images of them hanging over each other. Eminem has lampshaded it.
  • It's the Same, Now It Sucks!: The most common criticism is that he's too formulaic. Even outside of his albums he tends to follow the pattern of taking shots at other rappers as a means to gain attention before releasing a new album.
  • Never Live It Down: When set to released his third album Curtis on the same day as Kanye West's third album Graduation in September 2007, 50 infamously declared that if Kanye outsold him, he would retire from rapping. When Kanye's sales easily outdid 50's own, 50 backpedaled from his previous comments, and many hip-hop fans and journalists still mock him over it to this day.
    • 50 threw a epically bad first pitch at a Mets game in 2014. For some reason, this incident follows him around. Although he did manage to regain a bit of respect for his good-natured self-deprecating "explanation" on why his pitch was so bad during a Reddit AMAnote .
    • Infamously making fun of Terry Crews on Instagram after Crews came out revealing he was sexually groped in 2017 really bit him in the ass, with everyone agreeing it was very tasteless.
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    • Comedian Aziz Ansari is known for telling a stand-up anecdote where he allegedly eats at a restaurant and overhears that 50 Cent apparently does not know the difference between between a grape and a grapefruit. 50 for his part has denied this.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The intro of The Massacre. Doubles as Last Note Nightmare.
  • Overshadowed by Controversy: What ultimately made him fall off the map. While his beefing initially helped make his career, he just didn't know when to stop; coupled with his absolutely gigantic overexposure (for people who were too young to remember, 50 Cent and G-Unit were almost omnipresent in the early and mid-2000s beyond just "In da Club", "21 Questions", and "Candy Shop" playing everywhere; to say that they had a licensing deal in every corner isn't really an exaggeration), people were already getting tired of him by 2006, and while he still kept going after the Kanye beef blew up in his face and made him look like an idiot, the damage was done. After Curtis failed critically and commercially, the modern image of 50 Cent and G-Unit was set in stone: a pretentious, obnoxious loudmouth who could have avoided a mere fifteen minutes of fame if he had been smart about it, but instead kept short-sightedly milking his cash cow the same way that he had been doing it since 2002 even when he knew full well that that approach had a shelf life that was almost up.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: His first game, 50 Cent: Bulletproof, was one of the worst-reviewed games of the 2005 holiday season despite strong sales.
  • Signature Song: "In Da Club".
  • Unintentional Period Piece: "How to Rob" takes shot after shot at various rappers and singers who were big names in 1999. Over twenty years later, it's a given that listeners might not get all the references right away.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: He pulls it off, but his casting as The Smart Guy in Escape Plan raised a few eyebrows.


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