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50 Cent, Ben Crump Advocate For Black Representation In The Liquor Industry On Capitol Hill

The kid from Jamaica, Queens continues to dazzle outside the rap game.


50 Cent and Ben Crump

50 Cent made a surprise visit to Capitol Hill on Wednesday in an effort to advocate for Black entrepreneurs as well as push for an increase in Black representation in the alcohol industry, according to The Hill.


“My experience here has been great,” 50 Cent said. “I went to talk to them about economic opportunities for everybody, and it’s really exciting. The response I got makes me feel like that there’s bright days ahead of us.”


Civil Rights attorney Ben Crump was also in attendance.


“Mr. Jackson is one of the most successful Black entrepreneurs in America,” Crump said. “We’re here today to talk about how he’s trying to knock down barriers of equal access and equal opportunity to have a seat at the table in all industries.”


The rap mogul owns the liquor company, Sire Spirits, which has been in a continuous legal battle with Suntory Global Spirits. In an X post early Wednesday, 50 Cent posted: “I’m off to DC to talk to the Congressional Black Caucus about how Suntory Global has damaged my business.”


“This is really exciting for me. I got a chance to meet with both sides today, and it feels really good,” 50 Cent said.


He went on to say, “They don’t agree on a lot of stuff, and so to get them to agree on seeing me was an accomplishment in itself.”


Suntory Global said previously any wrongdoing, though court documents accuse the liquor producer of being “complicit in an embezzlement scheme that nearly cost him [50 Cent] millions of dollars."


In an X post, 50 said the following: “You can change your name from Beam Suntory to Suntory Global spirits but you still robbed him 🤷🏽‍♂️I just want mines. Tell your friends in your DISCUS meeting, you haven’t been under compliance at all.”


One of the greatest rappers of the 2000s, 50 Cent is also a longtime businessman who has invested in several ventures across television, film, video games, book publishing, fashion, the liquor industry and more over the years.


Photo Credit: Instagram - @Uzomaobasi

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