50 Cent has officially been honored with his own day in Houston.
The former Shady Records rapper was also given the key to the Texas city during a presentation at its annual Thanksgiving Day Parade yesterday, November 24, 2022.
“This is somebody who is philanthropist, rapper, artist, business person — you name it. He used to live in another city up north but found his way down south. This is one person who is now a Houstonian. I want to thank him.” – said Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner, during the ceremony.
Fifty has recently teamed up with the Houston Rockets ahead of the holiday to bless 1,000 families in need with Thanksgiving meals. “He did not come here to live. He has been helping out on so many causes in this city — especially in our high schools, turning our high school students into entrepreneurs with his G-Unity program. This city has been elevated because of his presence and so today we have the honor of saying to him, he’s our 2022 Grand Marshal.” – Mayor Turner continued.
“Anywhere you go, 550 buildings, use the key, the door will swing wide open.” he added.
50 Cent responded to the news by sharing the screenshot with the caption: “Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.”
50 Cent later reacted to the news during the ceremony. “Thank you, Mayor Turner. I just want to say it’s an honor to be here today. I’m really excited about being in Houston. Since I made my way out here, Houstonians have embraced me with open arms and it just feels like a great place for me to expand G-Unity as a foundation. I think the legacy is always people, so it’s exciting for me to make it to the next stage. Thank you.”
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