America’s third best-selling artiste 50 Cent is reported to be worth only RM1.50, according to The Star.
A zealous sub-editor on the nation’s top-selling English-language paper had inadvertently lowered the rapper’s value when he (or she) took the initiative to convert the Billboard-ranking star moniker into local currency by adding in brackets RM1.50 immediately after his name in a Reuters report of hip-hop’s richest according to Forbes.
50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, is actually valued at US$260 million (RM795 million).
The Star group chief editor Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai acknowledged the blunder in his Twitter account
UPDATE: 18 May 2012
50 Cent Hospitalized with Stomach Virus
Rapper 50 Cent Hospitalized, Set To Undergo Surgery
Popular American rapper 50 cent (RM1.50)
has been hospitalized with Stomach Virus
Below is 50 cent’s latest tweet from the hospital bed
“I’m in the hospital but my gangsta grillz LOST TAPE is done so it will be out on time,” he tweeted. “I don’t want to go into surgery…”
“Do not do a @djdrama gangsta grillz is all I get. Ain’t this a b*tch. I give 15 tracks you give me this.”