50 Cent claims that Eminem turned down a $9 million deal to perform at the World Cup in Qatar.
50 Cent has revealed that his friend and fellow rapper Eminem declined an offer to perform with him at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, for which organizers were willing to pay $9 million.
On Big Boy’s Neighborhood on Real 92.3, the 47-year-old rapper revealed that Eminem, 50, turned down the offer.
The If I Can’t rapper stated that officials in Qatar were hoping to hire the duo following their participation in last year’s acclaimed Super Bowl halftime show in Los Angeles, which also featured Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and Anderson.Paak.
‘Because of the Super Bowl, I got an inquiry about the World Cup, and they had a budget of $9 million,’ said the rap artist, real name Curtis James Jackson III, adding that he ‘would’ve taken’ $1 million and the remaining $8 million ‘would’ve gone to Eminem.
‘They’re like, “He’s not going to do it,”‘ the Candy Shop artist said of attempting to negotiate the appearance with Eminem’s camp.
‘If you were to do a one-off show, maybe you would do the biggest live sporting event in the world,’ 50 Cent said.
Remember that the competition was held in Qatar, which sparked a number of controversy, including the country’s human rights record, discrimination against women and the LGBTQ community, and the deaths of migrant workers who built the stadiums in which the competitions were held.