The ever-enterprising 50 Cent made the most of the blizzard that left the East Coast blanketed with snow on Monday (Dec. 27), offering neighbors $100 to shovel their walks and posting photos of himself doing the grunt work on Twitter.
"I'm going out to shovel snow and see if I can make me a few extra dollars today," 50 Cent, who lives in Connecticut, first tweeted on Monday afternoon. "I'm charging more if they want to take pictures."
The MC then named his price: "I want a hundred dollars per house. I bet anybody I'll make a grand moving snow today." Soon after, he told followers that four people had agreed to pay the fee and that he'd hired "employees" to increase efficiency, saying, "This snow moving business is just to see if laws apply to every business. After the first job I got 4 more now I have 3 kid[s] I hired."
Despite what sounded like a sophisticated shoveling operation, 50 Cent posted two photos of his efforts on Twitter that showed the rapper digging out snow with an average-lookng blue shovel and wearing a parka and hat, but no gloves. When one concerned fan asked, "Where are your gloves? I don't want your hands to get cold," he replied that he'd since found some.
Multi-platinum rappers -- they're just like us.