50 Cent’s Saudi name change humors fans

Global superstar 50 Cent joked about changing his name to “50 HALALA” to reflect his newfound admiration for Saudi Arabia. (AFP)

Global superstar 50 Cent joked about changing his name to “50 HALALA” to reflect his newfound admiration for Saudi Arabia after performing at the Kingdom’s biggest music festival on Thursday.

After performing in Jeddah, the American rapper shared his new name on Twitter with Saudi Arabian fans, saying “My new name is 50 HALALA, so get with the program. I might move out here I like it.” Halala is the Saudi equivalent of cents.

Fans reacted positively to the tweets. One fan replied to the tweet saying, “Welcome Mr.50 HALALA” and another tweeted, “Welcome to Saudi 50 HALALA”.

50 Cent was among the eight artists who took the stage at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium at the Jeddah World Fest. Tickets to the much-anticipated concert sold out four hours after going on sale.

The festival marked the end of Jeddah Season: Sea & Culture entertainment festival. Taking place from June 8 to July 18, the six-week event offered visitors an array of activities, performances, events, and culinary experiences with the aim of boosting the city’s tourism.

50 Cent also shared snippets of his stay in Jeddah on Twitter.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:05 - GMT 11:05
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