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Eminem says 50 Cent is 'one of the best friends he's ever known'

Eminem says 50 Cent is 'one of the best friends he's ever known'

In a rare emotional message, Eminem has described fellow rapper 50 Cent as 'one of the best friend's he's ever known'

It's not new information that Eminem and 50 Cent are long-time pals, and Eminem made it clear over the weekend that their friendship is still going strong after 20 years.

The two rappers were first connected way back in the 00s and, rather than be at war with one another like most rappers have done historically, the pair became pals and have since gone on to feature on several of each other's songs.

From 'Crack A Bottle', 'You Don't Know', and 'Patiently Waiting', the two of them have released some hit tracks together.

50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, is currently on his the Final Lap tour which was created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his blockbuster album Get Rich or Die Tryin'.

The rapper's show on Saturday was at Pine Knob Music Theater, located just north of Detroit, and fans were delighted when Eminem graced the stage alongside his pal to perform their 2009 song 'Crack A Bottle'.

Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers, was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri, but relocated to Detroit with his family at the age of 11.

"Don’t f**king act like you ain’t know I was gonna be here," Eminem told the audience.

"Detroit, make some noise for one of the best friends I’ve ever known: 50 Cent. And also, make some noise for hip-hop’s 50th birthday, y’all."

DJ Kool Herc is credited for starting the Hip Hop trend back in August 1973.

Eminem then proceeded to declare his love for Detroit before he and 50 Cent had a quick embrace. The 50-year-old then exited the stage.

50 Cent and Eminem have been close pals since the 00s.
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In an interview with XXL Magazine earlier this year, 50 Cent, 48, also shared the love as he said that Eminem has 'his best interest at heart'.

Reflecting on his career, the 'Candy Shop' rapper said: "What helped me not [to] have a big head at any point was I had Eminem around.

"So when I’m doing 13 million records on my first album, I have the Marshall Mathers LP to look at that’s doing 23 million records."

Eminem and 50 cent pictured at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.
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50 Cent went on: "Em, I put him next to my grandmother, and I’ma tell you why. He was always a place where I could go and just talk to him, and know that he has my best interest at heart.”

Fiddy added that he'd often get Eminem's approval on his songs and that if he didn't think his friend liked it, he'd 'scrap the record'.

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Topics: Eminem, 50 Cent, Music, Celebrity, US News