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Published on January 15th, 2011 | by Heather

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50 Seconds With 50 Cent

Af­ter spend­ing some qual­i­ty face time with many com­pa­nies at CES 2011 in Ve­gas this year, it was on­ly nat­u­ral to want to meet a celebri­ty whose port­fo­lio in­cludes not on­ly a movie based on his life (Get Rich or Die Tryin’), but al­so nu­mer­ous hits and pair­ings with the likes of Lil’ Kim and a part in the rap group G-Unit. Lloyd Banks any­one? Though many can ar­gue that rap fo­cus­es pri­mar­i­ly on crush­ing wom­an with fists and mov­ing us back­wards in­to a 1960′s time trav­el as well as ghats and Bent­leys, we still say, long live rap, and 50.

I de­cid­ed to wait in a dila­to­ry line to meet one of my idols and the new part­ner to a com­pa­ny we have re­viewed in the past, Sleek Au­dio De­signs. The mag­ic hap­pened at the Sleek Au­dio booth where 50 cent held a press con­fer­ence an­nounc­ing his role in the com­pa­ny and his new hy­brid head­phones ru­mored to be in the $350-$400 range.

As I wait­ed in line and made friends with a cou­ple guys in front of me, I al­so moved a plas­tic chair down the line with me as stand­ing for an ex­bori­tant amount of time, say two hours, was akin to walk­ing across red hot coals.

Let me tell you what you want to know; what 50 looked like, what he act­ed like. He looked like a suave busi­ness­man en route from his lat­est share­hold­er’s meet­ing. He was dressed (hand­some­ly) in a suit and tie, spec­ta­cles, and is quite big though his body­guard(s) are even more colos­sal (I know be­cause one al­most bowled over me at LAX a cou­ple years ago). There was no gangs­ta in this room un­less it was the pre­mi­um head­phones be­ing tout­ed. 50′s voice is rich and em­bod­ies a sex sym­bol just yearn­ing for y’all to no­tice.

When it was my chance to meet him, I sud­den­ly faint­ed and he caught me just as I was about to hit the floor (okay, okay, not re­al­i­ty, fan­ta­sy). When it was fi­nal­ly my turn to step up in­to the blind­ing flash­bulbs and meet my icon, he was as dash­ing and spoke just as sweet as when he raps about “lov­ing you more than a fat kid love cake”.

I shook his hand, couldn’t think of any­thing clever to say ex­cept I want to kiss you right now and he point blank asked me “Why don’t you?”. So I did it. I kissed 50. No, it wasn’t a full-on make out ses­sion in front of ev­ery ma­jor me­dia out­let, it was a kiss on the cheek. As I walked away, one of his en­tourage made a joke “ooooohhh, you mar­ried, what’s your hus­band go­ing to say?” Luck­i­ly for me, he shares my love of this man and I can re­as­sured­ly say he is go­ing to make a com­ment about how pimp it was.

Stay tuned for when we do re­view of the 50 cent Plat­inum Head­phones by Sleek Au­dio in the near fu­ture.

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Heather Millward is a contributor to the website as well as a stay-at-home wife (not by choice). She has lived in Iowa, San Francisco, and most recently, Arizona. Her goal is to travel, write a book, and quit killing Zombies as she has become quite obsessed with "Call of Duty" and might need an intervention. She enjoys food, wine, reading, and the return of Arrested Development. Heather considers herself to be a fashionista and though she didn't end up at FIDM as originally planned, she considers Trina Turk, Tory Burch, Burberry, and Chanel to be among her favorites. After she wins the powerball jackpot, she has planned a lengthy shopping trip to Neiman Marcus. Though she graduated from a University with the mascot of a Peacock and has never worked in Public Administration, she has done her fair share of sales and advertising.



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