The one thing that we know about 50 Cent based on what he has said on record, through social media, and on stage, loyalty is paramount to him. In a recent Instagram video, current Atlanta Hawks owner, Jesse Itzler revealed that the witty rapper has shown his loyalty to him. Curtis Jackson, aka 50 has placed in his contracts that he would only fly with Marquis Jet, another company of Itzler’s, to show loyalty for bringing him on as an intern back in the 1990s.
According to Complex, the prominent rapper turned television producer was an intern before he started his successful music career. He was with a music marketing company named Alphabet City Sports Records in New York City that was owned by Itzler. Itzler tells the story of how the connection between him and 50 has led to being in business with each other more than 25 years later.
In the video that 50 reposted to his social media account Itzler said, “I have this kid who’s a boxer, who wants to be a rapper, but he wants to get some business experience. So we made a deal that he would intern for me for whatever experience I could give him, and in exchange, he’d help me write these jingles that I was doing at the time.”
Itzller then explains that the relationship picked up “10 years later” unexpectedly when 50 just happened to be a passenger on one of his planes.
“Fast forward 10 years later, we go on our own way, and 50 becomes this amazing international star, and I have a private jet company called Marquis Jet. And by fluke, he’s a guest on one of our airplanes. So I had the pilot write a note. It said, ’50, you’re never gonna believe this. This is Jesse from the jingle company and you’re on one of my airplanes.’ And the next day he wrote into all of his contracts that he would only fly with Marquis Jet. That is a lesson on loyalty, and you never know who the next 50 Cent is gonna be.”
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A true lesson in loyalty indeed!