50 Cent has announced his plans to create a “modern” version of Eminem’s semi-autobiographical film 8 Mile.
Released in 2002, 8 Mile starred Eminem as rapper B-Rabbit, alongside Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy and Anthony Mackie. It was a critical commercial success, and featured Eminem’s iconic song “Lose Yourself” on the soundtrack.
In a new interview, 50 Cent announced his plans to retell the story. “I’ll take 8 Miles [de Eminem] for TV,” he told Big Boy TV before confirming that Eminem was aware of the project.
“It should be there for his legacy,” 50 Cent continued, saying that people needed that story to “get” the music. “It’s really the culture that loses its color, so that everyone feels that they enjoy and appreciate it. [la música negra]. They see someone who is accepted and respected, and feel that they are a part of her too.”
50 Cent then said he wanted to do a “modern version” of 8 Mile, comparing it to the recent Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air reboot. “I want to show and offer a lot more details, things you would say in an interview or different things you would reveal. You will see those things come out in the minds of the characters,” he said.
“It’s going to be big. I have no doubt,” he said.
Last year, 50 Cent said that Eminem was not recognized enough for his influence on the hip hop world.
Separately, in an interview with Big Boy TV, 50 Cent confirmed that his Snoop Dogg TV series was back on, after announcing last year that it would not continue because the network “dropped the damn ball.”
Announced in 2021, A Moment In Time: Murder Was The Case is an anthology series focusing on behind-the-scenes criminal events in hip-hop history. The series was to be set in 1993, during Snoop’s trial for the murder of Phil Woldermariam, a rival gang member who killed Snoop’s bodyguard, McKinley Lee. Snoop (real name Calvin Broadus) and Lee were found not guilty of first and second degree murder.
Elsewhere in the interview, 50 Cent revealed that they suggested he participate in the Dr. Dre Super Bowl halftime show (which featured a surprise appearance from 50 Cent alongside Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige ). FIFA World Cup Game.
He claims he was offered $9 million (£7.4 million) for the one-off show, and that Eminem will receive a share of $8 million (£6.6 million); however, Paul Rosenberg, Eminem’s manager for many years, turned down the offer.
Last year, 50 Cent revealed that he spent $23 million (£18.9 million) on legal fees during his career.