50 Cent knows how to make a cool grand -- and he filled Conan O'Brien in on his business model during a rather strange interview on Wednesday (Feb. 10) night.

50, visiting his grandparents in New York during a snow storm, gathered up neighborhood kids and commenced shoveling -- a grand effort that was documented on his Twitter account. 50 said they made $1000, and as the rapper told Conan on his show, "People were calling their friends saying, 'you ain't going to believe this, but 50 is shoveling my driveway!"

Video: 50 Cent Talks Snow Shoveling With Conan O'Brien

Curtis also discussed his pets' unorthodox names (his dog named Oprah and and his cat named for O's best friend, Gayle King), even demonstrating the "come hither" look he reserves for Gayle. Uhhh.