At some point in hip-hop history, a man with the nickname 50 Cent ruled the charts. In fact, he became known for hit songs such as “In Da Club,” “P.I.M.P.,” “I Get Money,” “Don’t Push Me” and more. Moreover, he has had 14 Grammy nominations over the years. He also has one Grammy award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. Meanwhile, 50 Cent also received recognition at the American Music Awards where he won for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist.
Born Curtis James Jackson III, 50 Cent was raised in Queens, New York City, by a single mother. Growing up, his backdrop was the rough neighborhood of South Jamaica. According to the Encyclopedia of World Biography, this area is known for turmoil. And in fact, 50 Cent’s own mother, Sabrina Jackson, was taken from us under mysterious circumstance. At that time, 50 Cent was only eight years old and after the tragedy, he was raised by his grandmother.
Eventually, 50 Cent himself joined the underworld. But the birth of his son convinced him to stop dealing and enter the music scene. 50 Cent’s music career took off after he was introduced to Jam Master Jay from Run-DMC. There was no looking back, and it soon became clear to everyone that 50 Cent was destined for stardom. He had moved into a sprawling mansion. He had several business ventures.
He also had accumulated a fleet of cars. We’ve counted 19 of them, including those that he got even after his financial ruin.
One of 50 Cent’s most prized possessions is a Yamaha YZH R1. According to a report from Forbes, the one that 50 Cent owns is a 2012 model. Moreover, it is painted in his signature metallic cobalt shade.
According to a report from the website Motorcyclist, this motorbike is powered by an inline-four engine that has an estimated output of 146.20 horsepower at 11,500 rpm and 72.6 pound-feet of torque at 10,000 rpm. Meanwhile, following a test drive by MotoUSA, it was found that the YZF R1 is not as fuel efficient as other similar models. In fact, the recorded fuel economy was only 27.34 miles per gallon. That puts its range at 131.2 miles for every 4.8 gallons in the tank.
Sure, there are a lot of celebrities that can be seen driving around Hollywood in a Chevrolet Suburban. However, it’s likely that only a few of them are designed to have a bombproof undercarriage, like the ones that 50 Cent keeps in his garage. Moreover, based on a report from Forbes, the rapper has at least two of these.
Today, the Suburban continues to be one of the most reliable large SUVs around. According to Chevrolet, its 2019 model is utilizing a base 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine that churns out 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Moreover, this variant has a maximum towing capacity of 8,300 pounds.
Without a doubt, the Pontiac G8 that 50 Cent would sometimes drive around is a show stopper. For the record, it’s not your typical G8. Instead, it is a special edition G8 that was reportedly fully customized for the rapper. According to a report from Motor Authority, 50 Cent’s G8 is utilizing an LSX 427 engine. It was made using several production-based components that are also used in the 7.0-liter LS7 engine of the Corvette Z06. As you might expect, this particular G8 packs in a lot of power, having been tested to deliver more than 500 horsepower. Inside, the car is said to feature perforated red leather inserts. Moreover, it was fitted with a JBL audio system.
For 50 Cent, having a standard 2012 Bentley Mulsanne is just not enough. Hence, he decided to make sure that his very own unit would be wrapped in gold. According to a report from XXL, the rapper once showed up to an event in Brooklyn in said golden beast. Under the hood of the 2012 Mulsanne is a 6.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine. According to a report from Car and Driver, it has an estimated output of 505 horsepower at 4,200 RPM and 752 lb-ft of torque at 1,750 RPM According to a report from Car and Driver. The starting price of the 2012 Mulsanne is a whopping $307,395—and that's not even including the wrap job.
As you may know by now, 50 Cent enjoys having a number of customized vehicles in his garage. One of these would be the White Lightning, a unique vehicle that the rapper designed with Parker Brothers Concepts, according to a report from Forbes. Moreover, this automotive project was featured on the SyFy series “Dream Machines. According to the Celebrity Cars Blog, the White Lightning is supposed to be a “jet car” that is running on Asanti wheels. Moreover, it is reportedly street legal. Well, if that’s the case, it’s safe to say that this car has absolutely made 50 Cent a very happy customer.
As it turns out, it wasn’t just once that 50 Cent turned to Parker Brother Concepts to bring one of his automotive ideas to life. In fact, the rapper and the Parker Brothers also worked together on the Speed Racer. The Speed Racer is one-of-a-kind motorbike concept that only runs on three wheels. Moreover, all the tires are left hubless, a design that most motorbikes have not yet adapted to this day. Overall, the Speed Racer definitely looks futuristic. And as you might expect, it was painted in stunning blue, which is just how 50 Cent likes his cars. However, it remains unclear if the rapper has already taken this bike out for a spin.
As you might have realized by now, 50 Cent has always had a taste for the finer things in life. Case in point is a Maserati MC12 that has long been a part of his impressive car collection. The Maserati MC12 is a supercar that is slightly based off the Enzo Ferrari. In fact, according to a report from the Sports Car Market, this car is even using Enzo’s 6.0-liter engine that can easily churn out 630 horsepower. According to a report from Complex, 50 Cent had bought his Maserati in 2008 for a cool $800,000. Unfortunately, this car is reportedly not street legal. Nonetheless, a report from Celebrity Cars Blog revealed that the rapper was spotted driving the car at least once.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom is one of 50 Cent’s most recent splurges. In fact, according to a report from Page Six earlier this year, the rapper supposedly purchased a 2018 Phantom in matte black for his 43rd birthday. Moreover, 50 Cent also chose to drive to his birthday bash at Pier 115 Bar & Grill in Edgewater, NJ, with this hunky beast. The 2018 Phantom is powered by a 6.8-liter, turbocharged engine that is capable of delivering as much as 563 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. Moreover, this car is fitted with driver assistance features such as low tire pressure warning, lane departure warning, forward collision, night vision, and more.
Without a doubt, 50 Cent is a huge fan of Rolls-Royce. This probably explains why there is another Rolls-Royce Phantom in his car collection. In contrast to his latest Phantom purchase though, this one is a Phantom Drophead. According to a report from The Daily Mail, 50 Cent was spotted driving around in his custom Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé just six months after he paid back more than $22 million in debt during his financial scandal. This particular ride is said to have a base price between $460,000 to $588,000. Based on the paintwork and all the customized details on 50 Cent’s Phantom Drophead, it’s likely that he paid a bit more.
Aside from owning two Rolls-Royce Phantom cars, 50 Cent also reportedly owns a Rolls-Royce Ghost. According to a report from Complex, he purchased said car back in 2011 and paid around $250,000. The rapper also likes to reference the effect the model has on women. According to The Car Connection, the 2011 Ghost is powered by a 6.6-liter, turbocharged V12 engine. It is capable of delivering as much as 563 horsepower at 5,250 to 6,000 RPM and 575 lb-ft of torque at 1,500 to 5,000 RPM. Moreover, it can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds.
According to a report from Complex, 50 Cent had decided to purchase a neon blue Lamborghini Murcielago for himself back in 2007. Back then, he reportedly paid $320,000 for the said car.
According to a report from Top Speed, the 2007 Murcielago LP640 is utilizing a 6.5-liter V12 engine. This can readily rank out as much as 640 horsepower at 8,000 RPM and 469 lb-ft of torque at 6,000 rpm. Moreover, this car can easily go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 3.3 seconds. Meanwhile, it also has quite an impressive top speed of 211 miles per hour.
As you will soon learn, it seems 50 Cent is a big fan of Ferrari. To prove it, he’s even got a car model that is dedicated to the Prancing Horse’s founder himself. Of course, this is none other than the Ferrari Enzo, a model that the rapper happens to have in yellow. Without a doubt, the Enzo is one of the most spectacular Ferrari models ever developed. This car is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine that can easily deliver 660 horsepower at 7,800 RPM and 485 lb-ft of torque at 5,500 rpm. It can zoom from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a mere 3.14 seconds. Meanwhile, this car has a top speed of 217 miles per hour.
Another Ferrari that you can find in 50 Cent’s garage is the impressive Ferrari FF. Moreover, 50 Cent’s unit is probably more striking than others since it was painted in custard, according to a report from Car Throttle. (If you have trouble imagining this shade, just imagine a lighter shade of gold that almost close to beige.)
Under the hood of the FF is a 6.3-liter V12 engine that is always ready to deliver 651 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 503 pound-feet of torque at 6,000 rpm. It can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds. Moreover, it can reach a top speed of 208 miles per hour.
Aside from the Chevrolet Suburban, 50 Cent also happens to own a Range Rover HSE. And as you can expect, he ordered one in blue. According to a report from Complex, the purchase was made back in 2009 and the price of the unit was estimated at $76,535. According to a report from Top Speed, the 2009 Range Rover HSE comes with a 4.4-liter V8 engine. This one can deliver as much as 305 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, this SUV also has a pretty impressive towing capacity of 7,770 pounds. That’s not bad at all if 50 Cent is planning to bring along a boat.
50 Cent has a fleet of really extravagant vehicles. However, he also has room in his garage for something sporty and fun. Case in point is his 2012 Suzuki Kizashi Sport. There is speculation that 50 Cent probably did not have to pay for this particular car. In fact, it’s very possible that he got it as a freebie since his music was used for a Suzuki Kizashi commercial back in 2012. And just in case you’re wondering, a report from Jalopnik had put the value of this car somewhere around $11,973. The report, however, was made back in 2015. Hence, if you factor in average car depreciation, it would be worth much less at present time.
50 Cent likes vehicles so much that he has even had some built for him entirely custom. One of which is a bike that has been named the EV-996 50 Cent Bike. According to luxury merchandise company Rich Boys Toys, this particular bike model was “built to spec” for none other than 50 Cent himself. Moreover, certain aspects of this bike make it truly unique. The company further explained, “The motorcycle is completely custom and fully electric leaving a zero-carbon foot print! The bike features all custom-made bespoke parts to create this visual masterpiece.” Under the hood of this bike is a 48 Volt A/C electric engine that has an estimated output of 40 horsepower.
According to a report from Car Buzz, 50 Cent also happens to be a proud owner of a 2008 Dodge Sprinter, which “may or may not be used to cart around the new vodka he’s pushing.” For anyone who is not familiar, the Sprinter is a utility van that can be used to transport several passengers and plenty of cargo at once. As far as the 2008 model is concerned, there were two engine options available, according to a report from Edmunds. The first is the standard 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 that is said to offer “excellent” fuel efficiency. Meanwhile, there is also an option for a V6 gasoline engine.
According to a report from Complex, 50 Cent also happens to own a classic 1965 Chevrolet Impala. Of this car, radio host and hip-hop DJ Funkmaster Flex also told the website, “I built this Impala for 50 Cent. It is just a regular Impala. He picked the color. It is a red fuchsia color. I took out the 327, put in a 350 crate motor. Then I put in bucket seats from a '76 Laguna. Peanut butter and red two-tone guts. It has a peanut butter top. One of my best builds. It was a perfect cruiser.” Meanwhile, a report from Car Gurus reveals that this model utilized several engines over the years. One of the most powerful is the 409 V8 that was rated at 400 horsepower.
Indeed, 50 Cent likes to splurge on cars. So much so that he also couldn’t resist dropping some serious cash on a Bugatti Veyron. This particular purchase was rather controversial since 50 Cent bought the car just a day after he filed announced his financial failure. Nonetheless, the website Paparazzi Jamaica reported that the rapper was more than happy to justify his $1.2 million purchase. The latest Bugatti Veyron 16.4 boasts of an 8.0-liter W16 engine with four turbochargers. It has an estimated output of 1,001 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and approximately 922 lb-ft of torque at 5,500 RPM.
Sources: Jalopnik, Motorcyclist, MotoUSA, and Rich Boys Toys.