50 Cent gets a new TV gig

2016-03-19 12:00

Los Angeles  - 50 Cent will host his own variety show. 

The In Da Club hitmaker's dream of fronting his own programme has come true as he will present and executive produce the new series '50 Cent Presents', which will include the ''best'' music performances, comedy sketches, magic and celebrity guest appearances.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the star - real name Curtis Jackson - said: "I grew up watching variety shows and am excited to put my own spin on the format. I hope everyone is ready to bring their talent forward, I want to show the world the best of the best."

The series will mark 50 Cent's latest venture into television, having starred in education documentary, Dream School, and crime drama Power.

He is also set to play himself in upcoming comedy My Friend 50, which will follow an unstable youngster who attempts to breach 50's entourage. 

Meanwhile, the singer songwriter is currently battling with bankruptcy, which saw him appear in court to justify his recent Instagram posts flaunting cash to boost his reputation.

The Candy Shop hitmaker - who filed for bankruptcy last July - defended a number of his social media postings in a court submission filed earlier this month, insisting the images were not indicative of his actual wealth but were prop dollars used for music videos and photo shoots.

He stated: "As a hip-hop artist and entertainer, it is imperative that I continue to project aspirational goals of success in order to preserve my brand and those I represent.

"What I say and what I do on social media has a direct impact on my music sales and the viewership on my television shows."

As well as defending his fake cash, 50 Cent also filed a debt-repayment plan, which will aim to pay out $23m over the next five years, for the judge to approve. 

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