Eminem and 50 Cent have had each other’s backs for years. Thursday was no different. Marshall Mathers, also known as Eminem, was there for the rapper during his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony. The rapper-turned-actor’s star was added to the historic walkway this Thursday.
Eminem, during his speech in honor of the rapper, stated there were many things he didn’t remember from 2002, however, he could always recall the day he met 50 Cent. Marshall explained that Curtis Jackson, also known as 50 Cent, had a clear “presence” about him when he walked into the room as if he was destined for stardom.
The rapper noted that 50 Cent’s personality and charisma were represented in his music as well. The Music To Be Murdered By artist described 50 Cent’s debut record as a “classic,” and also praised his mixtapes over the years.
Eminem claimed he and Dr. Dre were very impressed by 50 Cent’s work, and they knew if it impressed them, it was easily going to impress the world. Marshall went on to say that he was glad to call 50 Cent his friend, noting that it was much better to be a friend than an enemy because 50 was “relentless.”
Additionally, Eminem went on to note many of the actor’s accomplishments, including his hit records, business ventures, as well as his role on Power. Marshall also noted how 50 Cent was a pillar of support for him during the toughest moments of his life.
Fans of 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, and Eminem know that the trio has worked closely together for years. In fact, Dre and Eminem’s recognition of the talented rapper played a huge role in his later success. 50 Cent’s first record, Get Rich or Die Tryin‘ was a huge hit.
50 Cent later went on to own a minority stake in the Vitamin Water company, and also became an executive producer of Starz popular series, Power, in which he also has a co-starring role. Additionally, the rapper has accrued a large social media following of people who see the comedy in his trolling.