The American rapper 50 Cent unveiled his star on the famous Hollywood “Walk of Fame” on Thursday. During the ceremony, he took the opportunity to pay tribute to the late Los Angeles Lakers basketball player, Kobe Bryant.
“How to represent Kobe in one word? Discipline. Two words: passion. He was passionate. He worked and there weren’t many guys who could beat Kobe Bryant,” he said of the NBA legend, who died Sunday at age 41 in a tragic helicopter accident with her daughter.
For the ceremony, 50 Cent, which dominated the rap world in the 2000s thanks to its sultry image of gangsta-rapper, was notably accompanied by its producers, mentors and friends Eminem and Dr. Dre.
The 2686th star
When they first met, the white Detroit rapper remembered saying to himself, “he’s going to be a star,” he said. “It was his way of behaving, his style, everything. He seemed to have it all.”
Its star is the 2686th of the famous Californian boulevard, very popular with tourists.