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Fun facts you never really gave a second thought to but'll that makes you say "I didn't know that" and "that's interesting"
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Topic: The proper way to pronounce 50 Cent.
Since rapper 50 Cent blew up to mainstream status, He became more recognizable to people that most likely never knew he or his music even existed.
He would be a guest on TV and radio shows or mentioned by journalists in the media and they would have the most outlandish pronunciations for his name, they would massacre it! "Fiddy Cent", Fif-tee Cent", all wrong.
It kind of reminds me back when President George Bush Sr. would deliberately pronounce Saddam Hussein's name as "Sad-UM" instead of "Sah-Dahm."
50 Cent is a New York based rapper and me being from New York, the slightest slur in pronunciation of NY dialect will get picked up (as with any other urban native).
Most people could care less on how they pronounce something as long as they're getting their point across. Depending on who you are, it could be quite an ear sore.
Pass it on the next time you hear it someone say it wrong or save it for party conversation.
The proper way to pronounce 50 Cent and sound like an urban New Yorker is...
"Fit-Tee Cent" not Fiddy, not Fifty.