50 Cent is not a rapper known for his sense of humour, but that doesn’t mean we should doubt the MC’s comedic chops. For proof, join Fiddy as host of a new comedy variety series 50 Central, starting Friday 3 November on BET, DStv channel 129.
New gig aside, there is plenty indicated that there is in fact a funny guy lurking under 50’s tough-guy exterior. Firstly, he dated comedian Chelsea Handler. More importantly, his early career single How To Rob stands as one of the funniest diss tracks of all time, a tongue-in-cheek laundry list of threats in which 50 took aim at the who’s who of hip hop and announced himself as a lyrical force to be reckoned with.
Unfortunately, 50 Cent suffered a notable sense of humour failure later in his career, but fans and viewers are keen to see him recover his comedy mojo on TV can tune in to BET online this Friday.