Dre and Eminem join 50 Cent on his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony
50 Cent got his star on Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday 30, old associates Dr. Dree, Eminem reunited with Power’s boss.
His boo Cuban Link, co-star La La Anthony, comedian Michael Blackson and others attended the event to witness his Walk of Fame star.
Eminem helped induct 50 into the Walk of Fame with a touching speech about the pairs’ lengthy 18 year friendship.
“I have a clear memory of the first time I met 50. One of the things I noticed when he first walked into the room was his presence,” Em reflected on their 2002 meeting. “The way he carried himself, he just seemed like he was going to be a star. The swagger, everything…the charisma and the personality — everything matched the intensity of his music,” he continued, dubbing his first album — which went eight times Platinum — a classic. “I’m here today because he’s not only a business partner to me, this is one of the best friends I’ve known in the world…He’s always been there when I needed him.”
Dre was essential in helping Eminem, then an up-and-coming rapper in Detroit, get his start back in the late ’90s — and Eminem took a similar role in 50’s career.
Ana Martinez, who works as a producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, spoke highly of Fif in a statement released before Thursday’s ceremony.
“Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson is a man of many talents and star power,” Martinez said. “He has pursued many types of entertainment genres and done so with huge success. We are proud to add this talented and revered performer to our Walk of Fame family.”