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‘Somebody Gotta Do It’: 50 Cent Riles up the Internet by Saying He’s Taking a Job as Def Jam’s New CEO

50 Cent created a lot of online discussion after he sent a message about becoming the new CEO of Def Jam.

“I have decided to take the Job at Def Jam,” 50 tweeted on Thursday, Feb. 27. “Somebody gotta do it, who better then me.”

50 Cent caused a lot of online chatter after he said he’d be taking the job as Def Jam’s new CEO. (Photo: Getty Images, Gilbert Carrasquillo)

He then followed up that tweet and wrote,”🤔 wait let me see, what they got first.”

A lot of people responded to 50’s tweet soon after. There were some who sent their congratulations and others said if 50 does become Def Jam’s new CEO, he would make a lot of positive moves.

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But there were some who thought that 50 was just fooling around, and he has no intentions of taking the job.

“Show them how it’s done King,” tweeted one of his followers.

“What fifty touches, turns to gold,” another person chimed in.

“Cap cap cap,” read a comment from someone who didn’t believe 50 at all.

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There was also one of his followers who predicted how things would go if 50 did become the label’s new CEO.

“U gna do nothing but bully every other Major Label President,” that person tweeted.

50’s message comes days after Paul Rosenberg said he was stepping down from being Def Jam’s CEO.

Rosenberg — who’s been the longtime manager of Eminem — took the position in 2017 and said he’s stepping down because he has too many other things going on at the moment.

Considered by many to be the most storied hip-hop record label ever, Def Jam was started in New York City in 1983. The label’s co-founders are Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons.

Some of the acts that were signed in the ’80s include LL Cool J, Slick Rick and Public Enemy. Then in the ’90s, the label became even more successful after signing artists such as Method Man, Redman, DMX and Ludacris.

In 2004 Jay-Z was named CEO and president of the label; stepped down in 2009.

Today some of Def Jam’s acts include Kanye West, Big Sean, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Jeezy, Nas and Pusha T.


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