50 Cent Tells Funny Gym Story About Drake and Michael Jackson's Identity Mistake
I’m in the gym working out and this girl says you like Michael Jackson? 👀I said this a Drake shirt fool, then I googled and this popped up 🤷🏽♂️WTF 🤨 I had to apologize ! #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi pic.twitter.com/ZCyDgpuF9l— 50cent (@50cent) September 15, 2023
As it turns out, the late King of Pop had released merchandise during his Dangerous World Tour in 1992 that bore a striking resemblance to the Drake T-shirt. This revelation left 50 Cent both amused and enlightened, prompting him to extend an apology for the unintentional mix-up.
Beyond this amusing anecdote, the connection between Drake and Michael Jackson runs deeper than meets the eye. Drake seamlessly integrated unreleased vocals from MJ into his 2018 track "Don't Matter to Me," solidifying the enduring influence of the King of Pop in contemporary music.
Furthermore, 50 Cent isn't the lone rapper to draw inspiration from Michael Jackson's legacy. Offset, in preparation for his upcoming solo album "Set It Off," channeled the iconic style of MJ's "Thriller" era. This homage culminated in a visual for his track "Fan," where Offset replicated the legendary fashion and even paid the ultimate tribute with a sizable tattoo of MJ's visage on his stomach.