G-Unit leader 50 Cent may have found a new fan in professional wrestler Shawn Michaels after name-dropping him on his new “Up” remix record sparked a surprised reaction from the “Heartbreak Kid”.
Acknowledging Fif’s mention, Michaels jokingly asked if his street credentials had been increased.
“Thank you very much to @50cent for the shout out, if it is indeed for me…does that give this country boy official street cred?:-),” he tweeted January 4th. (Shawn Michaels’ Twitter)
On the rapper’s “Up” remix, 50 references Michaels by his “Heartbreak Kid” wrestler alias.
In 50 Cent’s latest track “Up” featuring Loverance, Young Jeezy and T.I., 50 gives mention to the HBK aka the ‘Heartbreak Kid.’ Well the man who made that name famous, Shawn Michaels has thanked 50 for the shoutout. In the track, 50 says: “I be on that elite s***, that HBK, Heartbreak Kid Freak s***….” (This Is 50)
In 2008, Fif was expected to attend annual World Wrestling Entertainment event Wrestlemania.
Hey, remember when 50 Cent said he was going to accompany Floyd Mayweather out to the ring for the boxer’s wrestling debut against Paul “Big Show” Wight for Wrestlemania 24? Well, that didn’t happen. Yeah, yeah, we know, it’s so incredibly surprising that 50 Cent didn’t make it down to Orlando for the Super Bowl of wrestling, even after all the love Mayweather and 50 had for each other (pause). But he had other things on his mind, like his new video game, or the elections, or the new G-Unit album. Surely. Right? (MTV Newsroom)
Three years ago, WWE announcer Jim Ross denied reports claiming the company offered rap star Kanye West $10 million to wrestle on television.
“I even saw on the ‘net that it was alleged that WWE had offered Kanye ‘$10M’ to step in the ring and wrestle,” he wrote, “which is so outlandish and ridiculous that it’s insane.” (Headline Planet)
Check out 50 Cent’s “Up” remix below: