50 Cent Says Hanging Upside Down During Super Bowl Performance Was A ‘Mistake’
50 Cent is reflecting on his Super Bowl Halftime Show performance last year where he performed while upside down. In promoting the rapper’s 20th-anniversary concert tour for his debut album Get Rich Or Die Tryn’, he reflected on his Super Bowl “mistake.”
“I think that was a mistake for the Super Bowl,” he told USA Today of performing upside down. “Everybody else walked in regular, the songs still went over and they got the trophy, too. They all won an Emmy. They got the same thing I got and I had to put myself upside down.” 50 was a surprise guest at the LVI Super Bowl Halftime Show were he performed alongside Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige.
Later in the interview the Power creator reflected on how his debut album “revolutionalized” hip-hop which he explained that he did not necessarily agree with the phrase.
“It’s not really a revolution,” he explained. “If you’re gonna make music that is going to be world music, it has to have melodies. English is not their first speaking language in a lot of places that I travel. What (those crowds) follow is the melody until they understand what you’re saying.”
He did however sing his own praises about the influence of his debut project in that point in time.
“As far as one piece of work, it still stands out … it marks time,” he shared. “It marks that period because it was the best body of work in that time period.”
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ earned the rapper Grammy nominations for the 46th annual awards, including best rap album, and best rap song and best male rap solo performance for its hit “In Da Club.”