Hartford, Connecticut, experienced a surge of excitement as its very own “50 Cent Day” was declared on August 11, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop. The esteemed G-Unit impresario, 50 Cent, was presented with an official certificate by the state’s governor, Ned Lamont, solidifying this special recognition.
Sharing his joy on Instagram, 50 Cent captioned a post with, “Today was officially Curtis 50 Cent Jackson day in Hartford CT. The energy was so good, it made me remember why I moved to CT.” This acknowledgment came in conjunction with the ongoing “The Final Lap Tour,” where 50 Cent delivered yet another electrifying performance at Hartford’s XFINITY Center, following back-to-back shows in Brooklyn.
It’s no surprise that the Queens icon holds a significant place in Connecticut’s history. A part of his career was spent in the state, with a notable moment being the purchase of Mike Tyson’s estate for a reported $4 million after the legendary boxer declared bankruptcy. This sprawling 52-room mansion boasts an impressive 21 bedrooms and 25 bathrooms, making it spacious enough to host a football team. The 50,000 sq. ft. estate came equipped with luxurious amenities, including a hot tub, pool, indoor basketball court, game rooms, and even a recording studio.
The sentiment behind “50 Cent Day” and his strong connection to Connecticut showcases the thriving energy and appreciation he has for the state. This recent recognition further highlights the unique and vibrant cultural contributions of this hip-hop icon.