Busta Rhymes praises 50 Cent for his Final Lap Tour ticket sales
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Busta Rhymes praises 50 Cent for his Final Lap Tour ticket sales

Brooklyn rapper Busta Rhymes has praised ‘In Da Club’ emcee 50 Cent for his exceptionally high ticket sales as he sets on his ‘Final Lap Tour’. The two musicians exchanged words over social media, with Busta applauding Fifty for his achievement.

Busta Rhymes (real name Trevor Smith) appeared in a video during which he praises 50 Cent non-stop, stunned by how many tickets he has managed to sell. The footage of Smith backstage at his Toronto show with his entourage sees him continuously commending 50 Cent to his collaborators, including producer Boi-1da.

Astounded at the figures, Smith proclaimed, “840,000 in one week, worldwide! 840,000 tickets sold in one week. 840,000 in one week. 840,000 tickets! In one week. N*gga sold 675,000 tickets before the first show. In four days. 840,000 in one week!”

50 Cent (real name Curtis Jackson) saw the footage. He was evidently flattered as he replied, “That’s cause’ I been outta the country.” Jackson has not been on tour for a number of years as he has been preoccupied with the world of Hollywood producing his hit Starz show Power. 

The ‘Candy Shop’ rapper first revealed his tour in May, telling fans on Instagram, “You’ve waited long enough! THE FINAL LAP TOUR celebrating GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN’ — 20 YEARS LATER with special guest and longtime friend Busta Rhymes, across all dates and Jeremih on all North American dates is coming your way in 2023!”

50 Cent, who is currently on the road, commenced touring in Salt Lake City, Utah, on July 22nd. The ’21 Questions’ musician was joined by multiple supporting acts, including his former G-unit counterpart Tony Yayo and Uncle Murda and Busta Rhymes.

Twenty years ago, Jackson released his iconic and legendary album Get Rich Or Die Tryin,  and, as such, has been performing some of his greatest hits from the early 2000s, including the likes of ‘In Da Club,’ ‘What Up Gangsta,’ ‘Window Shopper,’ and many more. Many believe this will be Jackson’s final tour ever.