According to 50 Cent, Eminem has passed on a $9 million collaboration to appear at the World Cup in Qatar
50 Cent says Eminem turned down an offer to perform with him at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, in a collaboration that organizers agreed to pay $9 million for.
The 47-year-old musician, who appeared on Big Boy’s Neighborhood on Real 92.3, said Eminem, 50, turned down the offer.
The “If I Can’t” rapper said officials in Qatar hoped to hire the couple after they attended the acclaimed Super Bowl halftime show in Los Angeles last year, which also featured Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar and Snoop attended Dogg and Anderson. package
The Latest: 50 Cent, 47, sys that Eminem, 50, has turned down an offer to perform with him at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, in a collaboration that organizers agreed to pay $9 million for
“Because of the Super Bowl, I got a request for the World Cup and they had a budget of $9 million,” said the rap artist, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, adding that he “took” $1 million. the remaining $8 million would have gone to Eminem.
The Candy Shop artist said he tried to negotiate with Eminem’s camp over the gig to no avail: “They say, ‘He won’t do it.’
50 Cent said, “If you did a one-off show, maybe you would do the biggest live sporting event in the world.”
The football competition, held in Qatar, was marked by a number of controversies, including the country’s human rights record, discrimination against women and the LGBTQ community, and the deaths of migrant workers who built the stadiums hosting the competitions.
The “If I Can’t” rapper said officials in Qatar were hoping to hire the couple after they attended last year’s acclaimed Super Bowl halftime show in Los Angeles
50 Cent was endorsed by Eminem when he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in January 2020
The rap veterans were photographed together at a film screening in NYC in July 2015
Notable names present or performing at the competition included David Beckham, the Black Eyed Peas, J Balvin and BTS artist Jung Kook.
In November, Dua Lipa took to social media to deny rumors that she would be among those taking the stage in Qatar.
“I will not be performing and I have never been involved in negotiations to perform,” she said. “I look forward to visiting Qatar when it has fulfilled all the human rights pledges it made when it won the right to host the World Cup.”
Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy told CNN this month that they plan to host “an inclusive, safe tournament” that welcomes all “regardless of race, background, religion, gender, orientation or nationality.”