50 Cent is in the midst of his massive 95 date The Final Lap Tour. He only has three more dates in the United States before heading across the ocean to perform all over Europe, India and Australia.
His most recent concert was held on Sunday in in Clarkston, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, at the Pine Knob Music Theatre.
Fans who attended the show not only got to see the legendary 48-year-old rapper from New York perform on his farewell tour, they were also given a special treat with an appearance by a surprise guest performer: Detroit’s very own Eminem.
The crowd, understandably, lost its collective mind when a half-hour into the show Eminem came out on stage and began performing his “Patiently Waiting” verse from 50 Cent’s multiplatinum 2003 debut studio album Get Rich or Die Tryin’.
Not only that, then Eminem hung around on stage to perform “Crack a Bottle” from his 2009 Relapse album in celebration of the 50th anniversary of hip hop.
“Detroit, make some noise for one of the best friends I’ve ever known: 50 Cent!” Eminem told the audience. “Make some noise for hip-hop’s 50th birthday, y’all — it’s still hip-hop’s 50th birthday. Detroit, I love y’all!”
Eminem famously invited 50 Cent to fly to Los Angeles with him in 2002 after hearing 50 Cent’s Guess Who’s Back? mixtape and introduced him to Dr. Dre.
“I remember him saying something about being bored with the entire state of hip-hop, that it was just the same old names. He thought I was something fresh,” 50 Cent told the BBC in 2002.
Dr. Dre and Eminem ended up signing 50 Cent to a record deal and two of his singles including “Wanksta” from his mixtape No Mercy, No Fear, ended up on the 8 Mile movie soundtrack.
They have gone on to collaborate on more than two dozen songs in their illustrious careers.