Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson was given his own day and the key to the city of Houston during the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in Texas.
Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner presented the prestigious honor stating “He didn’t just come here to live; he has been helping out on so many causes in this city — especially in our high schools, turning our high school students into entrepreneurs with his G-Unity program. This city has been elevated because of his presence and so today we have the honor of saying to him, he’s our 2022 Grand Marshal”, the Mayor said during the ceremony.
The hip hop mogul also received a proclamation on behalf of the Houston City Council declaring November 24 as Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson day in the city. The proclamation cites his “successful career” and “countless humanitarian projects,” among other achievements.
“Since I made my way out here, Houstonians have embraced me with open arms and it just feels like a great place for me to expand G-Unity as a foundation” said 50, proudly rocking a Houston Texas cap as he graced the mic to say a few words.
Earlier this year his foundation committed $600,000 in an educational program intended to assist three Houston high schools with low academic performance.