Is this true?

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  1. technicolor macrumors 68000


    Dec 21, 2005
    50 Cent Negotiating With Apple For Branded Line Of Home Computers

    Rap star 50 Cent is entering the world of technology and is currently in negotiations with Apple's CEO Steve Jobs to produce a line of affordable home computers to inner-city residents. According to a recent article in Forbes, 50 Cent, born Curtis Jackson and his high powered manager Chris Lighty, of Violator management are negotiating the branding deal with the computer /software giant. "I'm creating a foundation that will be around for a long time, because fame can come and go or get lost in the lifestyle and the splurging," Fifty Cent explained to Forbes. "I never got into it for the music. I got into it for the business." The company hopes to close the gap between sales in iPods, which have earned over $3 billion verse $2 billion from software and personal home computer sales. Behind Jobs' leadership and the runaway success of the iPod and iTunes, Apple controls over 80% of the digital music market.
  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Affordable computers? I hope he doesn't hope to sell them for "fiddy cent" in order to be funny or something.

    And I really hope he doesn't get his way. I don't wanna see 50 Cent have his name or logo of any sort on Apple computers. Not at all. I also wouldn't want 50 Cent to be associated with Apple, because what he says in his music isn't exactly "clean." His music sucks too.

    (I know there's gonna be some 17 year old who's gonna tell me his music is good, and that I just haven't heard real rap before, but that's not true. I know more about rap than you'd think, and have been listening to rap since the 80s (yep, "gansta rap" since I was 8-9 years old. My father wasn't the best parent ;) )).
  3. technicolor thread starter macrumors 68000


    Dec 21, 2005
    Yeah I hope to God this isnt true...

    someone just sent me this, I asked them for a reputable link..
  4. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2002
    Let me preface: I know nothing about 50 Cent. But how would getting cheap, reliable computers to inner-city kids be a bad thing? I don't know anything about 50 Cent's music, but his cause seems just.
  5. technicolor thread starter macrumors 68000


    Dec 21, 2005
    The idea is great

    but you s hould know something about 50 cent before you go whole hog for this idea. Sorry but cheap computers already exist, he can pass out emachines if he wants to get computers to inner city kids.

    These rappers put out harmful lyrics that have severe effects on the mind of youth, degrade women, promote murder, drug dealing, and other crimes..then want to play captian-sav-a-community at their whim.

    The fact that Apple would team up with a person of his ilk is gross.

    eta:some 50 cent lyrics, and watch the forum filter go crazy

    Artist: 50 Cent
    Album: 50 Cent is the Future
    Song: Surrounded By Hoes
    Typed by:

    [Chorus: repeat 2X]
    Everywhere I'm at everywhere I go, I stay surrounded by hoes
    Even when I'm tryin to be on the low, I'm recognized by hoes
    Man, its gotta be cause of the dough, its got to be cause of the dough
    Cause the game sure wasn't like this before, it wasn't like this before

    [Verse One]
    50 Cent I'm makin hits now
    Don't try an act like you ain't heard I'm the **** now
    Some bitches changed, cause they know I'm fittin to blow
    You should see how they react when I come through the door
    In the club my niggaz, we fittin to ball out
    Drink till we fall out
    Some **** jump off, ***** we goin all out
    Shots big enough to tear the ****in wall out
    I'll have your punk ass on the dance floor tryin to crawl out
    I had bad luck, then my luck changed up
    You see the Range, you see the rims all blinged up
    You ain't hear what I charge for 16, I'm makin a killin
    These other rap niggaz just catching feelings


    Haha, yeah
    Yeah that's it *****, what the **** you thought
    I ain't giving niggaz more than 16 for a mother****in freestyle
    The **** you want for free man
    Ya'll niggaz be wanting a lot for free man
    **** them other niggaz, other niggaz can't rap
    That's why they give you 100 mother****in bars for nothing man
    You know what I mean
    **** that **** man, I ain't gonna sit there rappin to you all night
    Haha, the **** man
    Hey yo, Sha Money XL, ***** teamwork
    We work hard *****
    50 Cent
  6. haiggy macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2003
    Ontario, Canada
    Coming from a 17 year old, thats just plain wrong. Why get involved with 50 Cent? WTF? I believe 100% he's in it for the money, not to get inner-city kids computers. If he wants to do that, then like somebody has already said -- send them emachines.
  7. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

    elfin buddy

    Sep 16, 2001
    Tuttlingen, Germany
    I would say that his cause is noble enough (I can't imagine him trying to make a buck off of this), but I don't get why he's insisting on Macs instead of PCs. They're better, but will likely always cost at least a tad more than a bare-bones PC.

    BTW, just what exactly is an "inner-city resident"? Is this some new politically correct way of referring to someone who lives in an urban slum?
  8. celebrian23 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2006
    Under the sun
    I hate his music-- but that's not the issue. If someone wants to help the community- I'm certainly not going to stop them.
  9. technicolor thread starter macrumors 68000


    Dec 21, 2005
    inner city is media speak for poor blacks and hispanics
  10. technicolor thread starter macrumors 68000


    Dec 21, 2005
    Thats not the issue either...

    50 cent could go to best buy and buy up a pallet of pcs and pass them out in the "inner city".. he doesnt need Apple to do this. Nor does Apple need a pairing with him and someone with his image.
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