50 Cent will donate meals for 'likes'
October 19th, 2011
08:52 AM ET

50 Cent will donate meals for 'likes'

Call it a philanthropic promotion, where a "like" equals a meal.

Rapper 50 Cent, a.k.a Curtis Jackson, has promised to provide a meal to a child in need every time his new Street King energy shots receive a "like" on Facebook through Sunday.

He's teaming up with the United Nations World Food Programme, and if he gets a million likes by Sunday, he'll donate an additional one million meals.

He adds in a statement, “People who want to help fight hunger are not being asked to donate or pay anything to help. It’s real simple. All they have to do is 'like' the Street King page on Facebook and I will give a meal to a hungry kid.”

But the rapper's philanthropy doesn't end this week: The UN World Food Programme confirms that 50 Cent will provide a meal for every Street King energy shot sold in the next five years. The goal? One billion meals.

soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. JTT

    Not a 50 fan, but well done sir! Nice little marketing ploy.

    November 12, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  2. adbul talib kalifa

    Great marketing ploy to generate sales. He should be a professor at Harvard

    October 24, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kalifawilliams

    selfish people say "why do i have to like his page", "why cant he just donate the money"
    this is why people are suffering in the world
    he isnt asking for your money.....just two seconds of your time to click "like" on his product page....

    you like so many other sites that are garbage but refuse to click to support a good cause......shame

    October 22, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. casei

    found it!! http://www.facebook.com/streetking

    October 19, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Juni t

    @evel knievel I don't smoke or drink kool aid,I like a big fat dill pickle dipped in argo laundry starch and peanuts and RC.

    October 19, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Evel Knievel

    The meal includes a chick-o-stick, a glass of Kool Aid, and a Newport.

    October 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. guest

    Why must we "like" the page? Why not just donate the frickin money!

    October 19, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Gina

    I did it can you?

    October 19, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. casei

    i dont know what profile it is!! there are too many "street king" pages! any advice?

    October 19, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • caliwolfe

      There's a FB link in the article above, you can access the page via that link.

      October 19, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jo lopez

    what a good idea, to accomplish such a hugh feat. good job Curtis Jackson. i applaud you. and the rest of these idiots on this page are just that idiots and envious people that wish they could do the same or just want a free meal .

    October 19, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mina

    Why not just take them to the candy shop?

    October 19, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  12. loJenk


    October 19, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  13. Ron Tate

    @cookie,don't start the bs okay man?

    October 19, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  14. Nate Dawg

    Word up omies. I be Nate Dawg. Me and my peeps be layin chilly today. Might go cruzin in our hoopdie later though. word.

    October 19, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  15. Anomic Office Drone

    50 cents is a good price for a meal. Im going to ask my mom if she has any change I can borrow.

    October 19, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  16. olive

    How many will he feed per *POOT*.

    October 19, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  17. fernace

    What if his Street King energy shots stink, are people gonna "like"'em anyway? It's a good cause, but it's really a promotion for his product with a "tie in" that would make people seem heart less if they honestly don't "like"! All in all, if the product sells well I suppose he'll make enough $$ to feed a billion starving kids!!

    October 19, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  18. SoljaGurl


    October 19, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |

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