News: 50 Cent Goes Green, Helps Bette Midler's NY Restoration Project
Tuesday, Nov 4, 2008 10:19AM
In an effort to give back to the community, 50 Cent helped kick-off the opening of his Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson Community Garden in his hometown of Queens, New York on Monday (November 3).
According to People, the G-Unit leader teamed up with actress Bette Midler who convinced the mega rap star to invest in her New York Restoration Project.
"I called and nagged him," Midler told People. "His G-Unity Foundation gives a million dollars away every year in grants to non profits all over the city. They're just brilliant."
Centered in Jamaica, Queens, the garden will offer local residents the chance to become enlightened about the food process and learn about nature.
"I wish I had this to come to when I was growing up around here," 50 told People. "The opportunity to create this garden for the youth and the community is a great one."
Along with the garden, Fif will also be debuting his new reality show, "The Money and the Power," on MTV this week. The show finds 14 hopefuls competing in a variety of skilled challenges in pursuit of winning a $100,000 business investment from the rapper.
"The Money and the Power" airs this Thursday, November 6 at 10 p.m. EST on MTV.
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