News: 50 Cent Questions Birdman's Super Bowl Gamble, "I Don't Think He Actually Would Bet $5 Million" [Video]
Monday, Feb 6, 2012 8:42AM
Prior to the New York Giants winning Super Bowl XLVI last night (February 5), G-Unit leader 50 Cent stepped forward and questioned Cash Money boss Birdman's alleged $5 million bet on the New England Patriots.
Rather than take shots at Birdman, Fif simply said the rap executive likely spoke out of compassion for the Pats.
In an exclusive Yahoo! interview, the artist born Curtis Jackson explained why he responded to a wager proposed by another hip-hop star, Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan "Baby" Williams. "Baby had said he had $5 million on the Patriots," 50 explained while sitting in the trailer backstage of the Bud Light Hotel in Indianapolis. "I just think he was just passionate about the Patriots winning and just said that. I don't think he actually would bet $5 million." 50 said he was okay gambling $1 million since he won $500,000 in another recent bet. In January, he won $500,000 when the Giants became the NFC champions. "It would just be risking what I won the first time," he added. (Yahoo News)
Online gambling site BetOnline.com recently dared Birdman to live up to his $5 million wager..
"If Birdman is prepared to put his money where his mouth is, we are prepared to accept his $5 million wager on either the point spread or the money line of Super Bowl XLVI," said Dave Mason, BetOnline brand manager, in a statement. "Birdman simply needs to go to BetOnline and register online. Then, he can email me directly and I will provide him wire instructions in order to get his $5 million in post-up funds sent in a timely manner so we can proceed with the bet. Once Birdman's bet is in, we will release a snapshot of the bet in his BetOnline.com account, and Birdman will finally have proof that he is the sports bettor who he boasts of being." (Statement)
Prior to backing out, Fif jokingly bet against Birdman's $5 million bet.
"I'm up 500,000 off the last one. f*ck it ill bet it back Ill put a 1,000,000 on my G MEN. STUNNER you got the # hit me if you want it.," he tweeted.
"I know what he said fool RT @AbuArije: @BIRDMAN5STAR said 5 @50cent not 1 million"
"I just check the spread Hold up the M casino in vegas said patriots-3 I'm have to bet over there unless STUNNTER giving up points. Get at me" (50 Cent's Twitter)
Birdman rooted for the Patriots to win it all.
"I like New ENGLaNd.my nephew play RB# 42.I'm Bet 5million 2 any n*ggaaa.like tha Giants YMCMB.BabyMoney anybody kan Getit.," he tweeted January 23rd. (Birdman's Twitter)
Check out 50 Cent's interview below: