How Fiddy Cent got in the mining business

Another year, another one of these damn Forbes magazine lists of the top moneymakers in hip-hop. Let’s take a look at this year’s list and see what significance, if any, we might be able to glean.

First of all, you’ll notice there’s been a shakeup in the top two. Jay-Z, who came in first last year, has now been bumped down to second. Fiddy Cent, who was second last year, is now in first, mainly due to the windfall he received from the sale of Vitamin Water to Coca Cola.

Which I’m sure was convenient for the good people at Forbes. They didn’t have to sweat doing another feature on Jay-Z. As if anyone needs to read another feature on Jay-Z again, evar. Instead, they’ve done a big feature on Fiddy, detailing his rise from a lowly crack dealer in the ghettos (as opposed to the nice parts) of Queens, to the point where he’s now apparently about to open up his own platinum mine in South Africa.


I wish the story in Forbes, which is, after all, a business magazine, would have gotten into what Fiddy Cent has got to offer the precious metals industry, other than the fact that he’s obviously got some money to invest. But if this guy Fiddy’s supposedly going into business with, Patrice Motsepe, is worth like twice as much as Oprah, what does he need with Fiddy’s paltry $100 million, or whatever?

You’d think he’d be able to afford his own equipment at this point..

And yet, this guy somehow feels the need to go into business with Fiddy Cent. Hmm… I wonder if this just a matter of him trying to spread some Marcus Garvey-style Pan Africanism with his gold tooth-clad brothers here in the states, or if there isn’t some deeper fuckery going on.

Of course, I’m assuming it’s the latter, though I couldn’t any really good evidence using Google, i.e. the extent of the effort I’m willing to exert with regard to investigative journalism. I did find some interesting leads though.

I started by doing what any reasonable person would do. That is, I typed this guy Motsepe’s name into Google along with the name of Lev Leviev, the Israeli diamond mining, settlement building billionaire scumfuck (you’ll recall that I did a post on him here a while back), to see if the two of them are in business together.

It turns out there’s hundreds of results with both of their names – but mostly just because they both happen to be billionaires, and they both work in more or less the same industry. I notice, though, that the very first result is a list, with both of their names on it, of participants in something called… wait for it, the World Economic Forum Russia CEO Roundtable. (Oh, really?)

So we know they’ve at least met.

I did some further investigating of just this guy Patrice Motsepe, and I found an interview of him on the red carpert of some event he was attending with Russell Simmons, here in the States, in which he mentioned that the two of them have been in business together. Aww dang…

Granted, he didn’t say for a fact that him and Rush were involved with some sort of plot by the TIs to strip Africa of its natural resources and have the vast majority of the wealth, less whatever token they give Rush and Fiddy (which I’m sure we’ll be reading about in another issue of Forbes), go to fund the apartheid state in Israel. But did he have to?

I mean, Russell Simmons is involved. What else could this be?

In retrospect, this all should have been obvious back when it was announced that Fiddy had received $400 million (or however much it was) from the sale of Vitamin Water to Coca-Cola, despite the fact that he hardly even did anything other than lend part of his nom de rap to one of their flavors. (Grape, natch.) The few commercials I even saw him do for them were after the shit had already sold to Coca Cola.

And yet, Fiddy Cent got $100 million or whatever out of that deal? In America, home of the motherfucking prison-industrial complex? Get the fuck out of here! There’s no way in the world the TIs would let some shit like that go down, without their being some sort of ulterior motive involved.

Most likely, Coca Cola was in on this shit as well. (Do the knowledge. Coca Coal has been involved in all kinds of fuckery over the years.) The TIs probably arranged for him to receive $100 million from Coca Cola, just so he’d have the money to invest in this mining venture. But don’t get it twisted – that’s been the TI’s money all along. Fiddy Cent is just the black front for TI interests. Just like the rest of these clowns.

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  • K.ola


    • Bol

      How come Oprah is building schools in South Africa, when this guy is from South Africa and has twice as much money as her?

      This reeks to me of apartheid, but with one black dude sharing in the profits, so you can’t really call it apartheid.

      Or maybe I’m just a hater.

      • DevilintheFlesh

        The deeper side of Bol….no homo

      • KF UK

        yeah built schools that were a haven for child molesters. YOU do the knowledge Bol.

    • Spades

      You know a white person worte this shit cuz they always call 50 fiddy who the fuck says his name like that fifty 5-o fiffff teeee
      stupid mother fucker dats all I gotta say


    there’s conspiracy theories and then there’s Bol…ehehe, still a good read.

    • drox

      men I think u went all the way deep 2 find means 2 explain 50 aint good wit business but this whole post sounds a lil far-fetched. U might b right but think of all the other dealings that go around involving these TIs? u assume they want publicity from the public??? I highly doubt… give 50 his props for makin smwhere he aint supp 2 b 2 begin wit

  • Pierzy

    This might be the first time I agree with Mr. Crawford. Damn, what’s the world coming to?

  • DevilintheFlesh

    I’m not black so I don’t really have an opinion one way or the other, but how do you feel as a black man when one of your “brothers/brothas” goes into africa to strip if of its resources and probably cause more bloodshed amongst your brethren in your/our motherland?

    I guess its the same as selling poison to your own people just on a much bigger scale.

    • DevilintheFlesh

      3rd line…typo….strip it…no homo….fuck ill doctrine that shits funny….no homo

  • Walt

    Ok, I give up. I’ve spent 6 minutes trying to figure it out.

    “There’s no way in the world the TIs would let some shit like that go down..”

    What does TI stand for because it sure isn’t the ATL rapper!

  • AK

    Seriously… this is an absolute bogus lie. If any of you clowns actually think that 50 Cent is investing in an industrial mining operation you are total fucking retards.

    As someone who works in the Mining Engineering field I can tell you that 100 million dollars is like 1/10th of a percentile of a greenfield mining budget. These are multi BILLION dollar projects people, they are ran and funded by major MINING companies not sole proprietor investors. 50 Cent could not even throw his hat in on a mining project that would be ran by a large scale mining company and major engineering firms. FYI: They do not need 100 milli from fuckin 50 Cent.

    You people are stupid for even considering such retarded shit.

  • avenger XL

    It stands for Tall Israeli or the Jewish money man behind the scenes.

  • ron mexico

    y’all buggin.

    it’s marlo stanfield who is investing in the mines.

    • akaTheRealist

      Preach!! Snoop’s the one with her dyke hands on the shovel…


    forbes is lame for writing the article. i wouldnt be suprise if the TI. made them do it. cause if you think about they using russell & 50 & jay to get young negros to buy that crap they stealing from africa. i bet 10 yrs from know they gonna say its the american negros who are responsible for africa not having any resources left cause we bought it all. matter of fact i blame the TI’s for global warming, aids & this depression they are calling a “down economy”. i blame the TI’s for white people creating jim crow laws (the white people did to prove they are loyal to tht TI’s). forget south africa i live in an apartheid state called LOUISIANA.

    • Valdez


      I’m from Baltimore, but still…


  • chad bro chill

    oh hush up ron mexico u stay in ur own blog and the fat guy whos name escapes me will stay in his

  • P-Matik

    This post will be deleted in…10…9…8…

  • Genral

    there’s conspiracy theories and then there’s Bol…ehehe, still a good read.


    Yeah this is loose atemp to try and identify some hippocracy in 50dealings… or just create something for BOL to feel smart about. BOL is way out of his league here. One Shareholders have rights yes. The gross value of stake isn’t a suprising development… it’s called business!!! Pick a WSJ or an FT – you’ll learn a few things.

    As for that idoit that compared owning a resource mine to selling drugs is also heard to much trick-a-tricked knowledge for his own good!

    Capitalism & Democracy are not Synonmous! (immortal techinque)

  • TheCo!!inB

    to the gentleman who surfs but also works in the mining industry:…….i’m at a loss for why you’d say 50′s laughable 100 Million (which the amount is still unconfirmed btw) would be nothing to a mining company…..even if it’s a tenth of what it cost it’s still a tenth is it not? I haven’t known anyone to say “keep your money” when it comes to potential investors……even though it was on a much smaller scale Jay Z purchased I think 4 % of the Nets and the powers that be over there threw that nigga in front like he had the major stake….50 tries to deviate from standard negro business dealings and you’re calling shenanigans just sounds like bolderdash fam……back to mining you go!

  • Worley

    50 stop waving money around. Shaniqua and her lawyers are watching.

  • Domjel

    On point! This is straight up TI protocol, how do you figure Jigga got on the inside to get a piece of the Nets? And remember Russell and Jay did anti-semitism PSA’s.

    • Dub Sac

      It must be a conspiracy! Black men are investing their money and promoting racial harmony…

      Read through the comment section and tell me there’s no need to promote anti-semitism. The fact that people accept without question the TI boogie-man lurking behind the scenes is pretty ridiculous. You ever look up the 10 richest men or the 10 richest CEOs? You might be surprised to find that it’s not a close-knit community of Jews. It’s mostly old white guys. Maybe you should be worried about the OWGs.

  • AK

    Easy “fam”, I never said it would be a tenth of what it would cost, that would mean that a green field mine site would only cost 1 billion dollars! lol
    Unfortunately it costs one fuck of a lot more than a lil 1 billion dollars.

    The Nets would use Jay-Z to attract more fans to the fuckin games and to the NBA in general, why would an international multi billion dollar mining company want to do business with fuckin fiddy scent? Makes no sense! Maybe he will end up in an ad campaign or something for the jewellery that may or may not be produced when the mine becomes operational in like 20 yrs when dude is damn near 60 yrs old.

    Bottom line, 50 Cent does not have the kind of money required to be an investor in a fucking mining operation. If he has 100 million dollars in actual money, not assets, do you really think he would toss it in on a potential platinum mine???? Doubtful, he should stick to vitamin water or whatever teh fuck.

  • 210

    Soon as I read he was #1 in Forbes I was wondering who was gonna be the first one to hate. Congragulations! I see you put alot of time into this also. Wouldn’t be suprised if Maino’s remix was in ya Ipod during this process. Ridiculous, soon as somebody looks to better themselves instead of props they get rumors and a book long post of pure specualation. Seriously?

  • TheCo!!inB

    Berkshire Hathaway is looking to purchase the rights to the name “50 Cent” from Curtis and all his media attachments for a stupid amount of guap soon…..all i’m saying is before you write it off as fodder from your side of the fence do the knowledge….youre talking major mining but uncle russ had to mine for the diamond chips in his “conflict free” bracelets he’s been pandering for 125 a wop…..he had to buy in to be able to do it. why can’t curtis be capable of the same chief?

  • Domjel

    The Nets don’t need Jay to bring in fans, he’s used to get Bron Bron, and buffer the community
    for gentrifying Brooklyn. As for 50, I don’t know enough to really comment.

  • DMV hustler

    i cant hate on none of those niggas on that list, they all richer than me so my opinion is null and void

  • allnice

    Fif is a savage. Only a barbarian would run around investing in almost anything instead of focusing on one trade. Russell Simmons is the head barbarian in charge. These stupid primitives will invest in anything that makes worthless fiat money.

    The African savage Patrice and his goons are ultra ignorant. Why would you want to be a billionaire in savage ass South Africa? Do they even get hot water down there outside of the major cities? What about South African railroads, car companies, airlines, and construction? You don’t hear shit about that because the savages down there are too busy stripping the country of its’ wealth.

    These ignorant primitives do not understand how wealth is created. Even the TI’s don’t get it and that is why Israel is such a shit hole compared to Germany, Korea, and Japan. If Israel wasn’t constantly at war or stealing shit the country would have no money because no one makes shit there and they don’t have any natural resources.

    The savages are stupid and they won’t survive. Once they run out of victims they’ll starve. When America collapses because of the subprime mortgage crisis, Israel is finished. Fif and Russ better learn how to act civilized or their fortunes will evaporate.



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  • Tiro

    I’m from S.A and first thing nobody gives a damn about oprah building schools here except maybe the women that watch her how. Secondly I figure the reason for the venture with Fiddy is to attract alot of the young black, kids into the mining industry. Coz it’s so infested with whitey, and afrikaans (derivitive of dutch for any ignorant mofo’s) whitey at that. They reaping the rewards, not the poor little township kids….

  • droopey

    Maybe Fiddy bought some equity possibly 10% of the company who knows. Atleast a black man is earning money in Africa.

  • Waydy

    Yo, Im from South Africa, i dont know what, is going to come of this, but i sure hope its something positive, Motsepe is also the owner of a local soccer club, so i tend to look at the positive side of things,
    Curtis is a business man as well as Motsepe,
    so when it comes to business, emotions aside,
    business is business.

    peace out ya’ll.


    This was illie. I agree 20/20. I immediatly thought, “Blood Diamond,” when I first heard about this.

    Let me find out Curtis has slaves. Besides Yayo of course.

  • 11KAP

    The TI’s are not original blacks, so Bol was very right about that blackface situation. Even tho he tried to make it sound funny, this is still very serious. Snap out of it, my people. Wake up to whose fucking you over! Pin the tail on the jackass and zip its mouth shut too. stfu, clowns! We don’t need to hear the bs any longer. Your 500 years is up, and we will reclaim our birthright as black people in this universe.

    • Valdez

      @ 11KAP…

      it’s good to see htere are some intelligent brothers in here, seriously!

  • reality5000

    Remember Me BOL we had a lil convo a few weeks back slightly racial, well i was pissed with you and now ive chilled, and now this,I LOVE IT, you must have listened to me or your concience did, what a great blog,love the research and the depth of your thinking, love the sceptacism, this is journalism brilliant keep it up im gonna have a good look into this one myself cos i think the jewelry industry dipped, following kanye ‘diamonds from sierra leone’ and putting a famous african american on the packaging is the obvious answer.

  • Genral

    BOL – journalism???


    Black Empowerment Movement in SA which means these Jews would benefit of having a Black man on the board.

    Simple. Conspirary over.

  • Vee

    Yo niggas are gettin money in South Africa. Dnt forget we produce more gold n platinum than any country worldwide. Go to n c how we livin here. Dont let fox lie to you. South Africa is not a 3rd world country resource n infrastructure-wise. Jus have a look at our cities, freeways n by the way we hostin 2010 Soccer world Cup. U myt wana cum thru. Tha finest blaq gals are in SA. Trust me Im well travelled.