50 Cent And Lil Wayne Stir Up NBA All-Star Celebrity Game With Lively Banter

BY JO Mensah February 20, 2024 11:09 AM EDT
50 Cent and Lil Wayne
50 Cent and Lil Wayne at the NBA Celebrity ALl Star game Photo source: Instagram/@50cent

The NBA All-Star Celebrity game, a star-studded event that brings together celebrities from various fields, witnessed an interesting twist this year between 50 Cent and Lil Wayne.

The rap legends, known for their lyrical prowess and interesting personalities, took on the roles of assistant coaches, adding a dash of their unique flavor to the game.

50 Cent, assisting Shannon Sharpe, had a team that boasted talents like social media influencer Kai Cenat, singer SiR, and NFL player Micah Parsons. On the other side, Lil Wayne, aiding Stephen A. Smith, had a lineup that included Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson, Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean, and Super Bowl winner Mecole Hardman.

Lil Win heard 50 Cent’s ‘cry’

As the game progressed, the two rap icons engaged in some friendly trash talk, adding a layer of entertainment to the already exciting game. The banter was not just confined to the sidelines but also made its way to the broadcast.

50 Cent, known for his candid demeanor, expressed concern about the perceived lack of quality on his roster. In response, Lil Wayne, with his characteristic wit, retorted:

“I’m listening to you crying about my team.”

The exchange did not end there. 50 Cent fired back, accusing Wayne’s team of cheating. His main contention was the inclusion of former NBA champion Metta Sandiford-Artest and WNBA star Natasha Cloud in Wayne’s team.

The game eventually ended 100-91 in favor of 50 Cent’s team, with Micah Parson taking the MVP with a starring performance.

50 Cent reveals secret behind his weight loss

Meanwhile, 50 Cent recently stunned his fans with his dramatic weight loss, which he attributed to a surprising factor, abstinence.

The 48-year-old star, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, has been sharing pictures of his leaner body on Instagram with his over 27 million followers.

In one of his recent posts, he wrote: “I’m focused, man. Practising abstinence is helping me train harder. I feel great I think more people should try it.”