Rapper 50 Cent has revealed that Eminem turned down a massive offer worth $9 million for the couple to perform at the World Cup in Qatar.
The ‘Candy Shop’ rapper, real name Curtis Jackson, explained on Real 92.3’s Big Boy Neighborhood that he was approached to perform alongside his friend and long-time collaborator, but Eminem wasn’t interested from the start, he reported. People.
50 Cent said: “Because of the Super Bowl, I got an inquiry about the World Cup and they had a budget of $9 million.
“I would have taken a [million] and then the other eight would have been for him,” he continued. it was not going to happen.
“They’re like, ‘He’s not going to do it,'” 50 Cent said. “If you did a one-off show, maybe you’d do the biggest live sporting event in the world.”
No clues were given as to why Eminem was against performing at the soccer mega-event.
Qatar had faced a number of controversies as a World Cup host country, including its treatment and reported deaths of migrant workers, as well as its record on LGBTQ+ rights.
Same-sex sexual activity is prohibited in the country, which can be punishable by imprisonment. An official called homosexuality “mental damage” before the tournament began.
Dua Lipa was rumored to perform at the tournament’s opening ceremony, and the pop sensation denied the speculation.
Quoted by NME, in an Instagram post, she wrote: “There is currently a lot of speculation that I will be performing at the world cup opening ceremony in Qatar.
“I will not act and I have never been involved in any negotiation to act,” he continued.
“I will be rooting for England from afar and look forward to visiting Qatar when it has delivered on all the human rights promises it made when it won the right to host the World Cup.”