Mayor Sylvester Turner bestowed Fif with the important thing to the town and his personal day this week. Through the Thanksgiving parade, Turner defined that Fif’s contributions to the city have been nothing however constructive.
“That is any person who’s a philanthropist, rapper, artist, enterprise particular person — you identify it,” Mayor Turner mentioned throughout the ceremony. “He used to dwell in one other metropolis up north, however discovered his means down south. That is one one that is now a Houstonian. I need to thank him.”
Turner additionally praised 50 Cent for creating new alternatives that benefited the town’s youth by the G-Unity basis. Particularly, Fif’s helped present entrepreneurial data to highschool college students.
“He didn’t simply come right here to dwell; he has been serving to out on so many causes on this metropolis — particularly in our excessive faculties, turning our highschool college students into entrepreneurs along with his G-Unity program,” Turner continued. “This metropolis has been elevated due to his presence and so at this time we’ve the distinction of claiming to him, he’s our 2022 Grand Marshal.”
After Turner shared excessive reward for the rapper and mogul, 50 Cent took the mic to precise his gratitude for the distinction.
“Thanks, Mayor Turner. I simply need to say it’s an honor to be right here at this time. I’m actually enthusiastic about being in Houston,” 50 Cent mentioned. “Since I made my means out right here, Houstonians have embraced me with open arms and it simply looks like an ideal place for me to broaden G-Unity as a basis. I believe the legacy [is] at all times individuals who assist folks, so it’s thrilling for me to make it to the subsequent stage. Thanks.”
Congratulations to 50 Cent on the distinction. Try his full speech beneath on the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade beneath.