50 Cent Lashes Out About Poor Response to Street King

50 Cent is fed up. Enraged with the response that his Street King energy drink campaign to feed one million hungry children per week has gotten, 50 took to Facebook to lash out at the public.

“The world is so fucked up,” Fif posted on his Facebook page. “People don’t seem to care anymore. People seem to have distanced themselves from other people’s problems, they have been programmed not to care!”

And 50 was just getting started.

“There are one billion-plus people living in extreme poverty,” he continued. “You know what that is? You don’t know if you’re getting your next meal, no shelter, no medical. You have no chance of hustling your way out of it!”

All of 50’s angst is seemingly justified. Last week, he announced that for every person that likes his new energy drink on Facebook, a hungry child will get fed through the UN World Food Programme. This newer effort derives from 50’s overall Street King initiative, used to. —Mark Lelinwalla

  • NYC:NIGGA

    Fuck off.The drink aint even good.Its disgusting the way you are using poor and starved kids to promote and sell your fucking drink.One Like=One Meal Fuck your Likes,just feed the kids regardless if people like your pissy energy drink or not.
    You are using african kids to sell your piss water so you can make more money for yourself…fuck that shit.

    • $yk

      WTF is wrong with getting people involved for a cause and using the media to get more people behind it?

      it’s stories like this where you REALLY get to see where people come from…YOU DON’T HAVE TO UP ANY BREAD…just hit a Facebook page and “like” the situation…AND PEOPLE STILL COMPLAINING/CRITIQUING…

      I bet if the teacher told the kids about this @ school they would do it and be happy…but cats here wanna use those SAME kids as an excuse to NOT do it…

      IT COSTS NO MONEY…IT AIN’T HURTING NO ONE’S POCKETS…what’s the REAL reason? Your dislike for 50? Or your SELFISHNESS is coming out…

    • Jason Kelly

      Dear Nigga,

      Where do you think the money to feed these kids is coming from? How do you know there isn’t a deal worked out with advertisers and Zuckerberg himself? What’s wrong with you? What are you doing to help feed African children? What are you doing other than demonizing one of the few role models black kids actually have who isn’t a high paid athlete or the president. And in response to you vilifying a simple request of clicking a thumbs up to feed a starving child. You know what man. FUCK YOU.

    • Nik

      right on

    • haha so true

      so true, obviously he’s monetizing off of this. whoever thinks he’s doing this JUST to support poor kids in Africa is a complete fucking dumbass.

  • fuck yall

    iam with nyc. dudes got mad cash just feed the poor kids. nothing gets under my skin more when these rich fucks try to bring up m oney for a cause. when they could just cut the check and keep out the working poor or middle class peoples pockets. i mean all drop a dollar here or a dollar there for things like that but dam.

  • kevin

    dude could give a fuck less about the kids..like NYC said fuck off man your drink is garbage and so is your cause..give the money to them anyway and don’t tell anyone about it..that’s called genuine charitable donations for a cause..your career is over and G-unit is horrible

  • harley

    What are you fucking doing to solve worldwide hunger problems? Nothing so shut the fuck up you haters live your own shitty life. At least the man’s doing something to benefit the world. And what are you bitches doing? Crying around about something that’s benefiting kids that are starving. It is a marketing ploy but who fucking cares? At least he’s doing something about it I can less about the music it’s about the kids. U broke bitches can suck a fat dick for real.

    • Jeff

      you’re an idiot

  • Kingroy

    So. It never occurred to you guys that he needs more money to help fund other stuff? Stop being dicks and just like the fucking page. Is that too much?

  • Deezy80

    Man this shit is a publicity stunt. I ain’t liking shit!!! Feed the kids without all the BS and be done with it. I think this is an attempt on 50′s part to try and revive his music career. da f*ck outta here!!!

  • Will Morebucks

    Nigga tryna guilt his way into people’s pockets, sell one of those Lambo’s nigga if you really feel that strongly about it.

  • myname

    see there’s people that’s stubborn from spite. they rather write a hating comment in here than click ‘like’ on fifty’s page and feed a child. if you read this article and didn’t even try to find the page that fifty’s talking about then you’re just an evil person. we all contradict to poverty by not doing shit about it on a daily basis.

  • RapItUp

    u dumb prickz. da guy iz tryin 2 feed hungry kids and make some money 4 himself in da process – so WHAT? when woz da last time any of u guys tried to feed a million kids? all he’s asked is that u move your mouse and click ‘like’, and some hungry kid’s day will be a lot brighter. is that 2 much 2 ask? jesus!

  • http://DETROITRAP.COM JT

    YEAH THATS SAD CAUSE NO ONE GIVES A F BOUT FEEDING PEOPLE BUT YET SAME CATS TALK BOUT GOVT NOT HELPING FEED STARVING PEOPLE BUT YET HERE THEY GET A CHANCE TO PUT THERE MONEY WHERE THERE MOUTH IS AND NO ONE CARES EVERYONE IS ABOUT TALK THESE DAYS LOL

    • $yk

      yet if Nike said they were selling Marty McFly’s at $100 for a week for the SAME CAUSE, cats would be camping outside the stores…

      and would cop the kicks and NEVER question if the kids got them donations either…

  • novaGHOST

    damn… dude did say he would match whatever goals weren’t met. So, it’s not just about the money. Also, he can feed children, but things cost money. Boats, Planes, Supplies, Workers… etc. It’s not like he can make the food just rain out of the sky. Plus the marketing is a way of seeing number-wise who actually is concerned. I’m not a fan of his music, but he’s putting in work… and what are you doing? If he offered you an opportunity to go overseas and feed those children, you all would be looking for a paycheck!

  • Mr. 306

    yeah i do care about other peoples problems 50. Mine and my family’s. You sure didnt seem to mind letting fiends sell you their left kidney to get yourself out of the hood. WE THE PEOPLE made YOU famous because we liked your music. Thats all. If you’re incapable of making more good music then invest wisely and enjoy retirement. not cool at all to call out your fans. the drink doesnt even get sold in my city. My American brethren got a recession to deal with. Im bout to boycott your shit like Detox. Keep shitting on us and on behalf of the white suburban folk buying all the hip hop, we fire you.

    • $yk

      The bigger picture is the cause, not 50′s fame, so you can keep your “on behalf of the white suburban folk buying all the hip hop” BULLSHIT to yourself. NO ONE TOLD YOU YOU HAD TO SUPPORT HIP HOP, you chose to…you exposed yourself bringing up your “self entitlement”

      your own have played you with numerous scams…Blacks didn’t do the foreclosure and banking and oil/gas scams…anytime you look or blame a black person for America’s ills tells the knowing that you don’t now sh^t…gas was $5 and the stock market fell BEFORE OB took office…

      “Republicans…keeping millions out of work to make ONE man lose his job”…REALEST SH^T SAID

      #CUTITOUT

  • SkateboardTARD

    I’ma like the page but dam Fif you could just give a million dollars without doing any of this shit. Whats stopping you from doing that. You got like 500+ Mill don’t you? This better not be a scam.

  • SkateboardTARD

    Ima like the page but damn Fif you could just give a million dollars without doing any of this shit. Whats stopping you from doing that? You got like 500+ Mill don’t you? This better not be a scam.

  • Nobody

    Whether you like Fif or not, if Liking his Facebook page means a hungry kid somewhere gets fed and you don’t Like the page, you’re a waste of space in this world. It takes just a few mouse clicks, but you’d rather let a kid starve somewhere so that you can prove how much you hate 50 as an artist. It sad and pathetic.

  • Hube

    He has done more then you people. Respect the man, does he live excessively? probably. do i have the right to judge that? no. and i will support a man who is trying to feed people..

  • Wayne

    Some of you people act like you can’t read. He didn’t ask y’all to buy his energy drink, all he asked was that you simply go to the Facebook page and click the like button. That cost you absolutely nothing but 5 minutes of your time, probably the same amount of time it took to write those stupid comments.

  • Tru Talk

    ur hating on the most positive movement in the history of hip hop… Fuck all of you ain’t no rapper ever done this on a humanitarian level… fuck all you, you ain’t gotta like the page cause u like the drink, u gotta like the page cause then fif will donate a meal on ur bahalf… Fuck all you motherfucker and die slow, this shit pissed me off

  • anonymous but real talk

    Well when you make all your songs about killing people and drugs then its hard for “law abiding people” to like your page. People will listen to you but don’t really want to others to know they support you. Maybe if you start making positive music we would fully support a positive cause.

    I think its a contradiction on your part to feature music and a drink called Street King that is mostly about the drug game and killing people using gangster methods while trying to save children in Africa.

    Lastly the hood will respect you when you stop using gimmics to promote your music. All you have to do is put out solid hit records like “I get Money” and you’ll go platinum every time. RT.

    • $yk

      YOU JUST SHOWED ALL YOUR EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENT TO THE ISSUE…

      DO YOU WANNA HELP AFRICANS EAT? CLICK THE FACEBOOK LIKE. SIMPLE…

      THERE ARE PUDDING POP BILLIONAIRES WHO SELL THE PUBLIC DESTRUCTION AND STILL HAVE A CHARITY, DA FUK IS YOU SAYING? STEPHEN KING IS JUST AS BAD AS 50…YOU UNDERSTAND NOW?

      GROW DA FUK UP…

  • Deezy80

    ^^^^Now that’s real!!

  • might better

    so the world is fucked because theyre is ppl starving and sumhow that relates to his songs not bein hot n his drank bein shitty.. smdh.. 50 is dunnn,,, he a straight up foss

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/ep559 www.soundcloud.com/ep559

    i hope these kids do get wat they deserve, and thats a healthy and fulfilling life, i just hope its real, and that 50 is real talk feeding one meal for one like…too bad 50′s music has been pretty shitty and no one seems to like him anymore, or else there’d probably be alot more support for this cause. anyway man, if anything 50 is at least shedding light on a real and fuckin terribly saddening issue..theres a billion plus people out there really hurting man…if u take anything away from this just be thankful for wat u got feel mee. CHUCh

  • anom

    50′s a hypocrite! He and Floyd criticizing Manny Pac for making millions in usa, then using it to feed the poor in Philippines. He doing the same thing. I used to be a fan, but lost total respect for this guy. His music is garbge, and he is becoming more irrelevant everyday that passes.

  • http://MYSPACE.COM HELTAH SIN SAY

    THE PROBLEM IS 50 TOO THE MAYWHEATHER ROUTE! I LOVE 50, BUT HE’S TOO NEGATIVE! HES A DUDE WHO TALKS ALOT OF SHIT BUT DOSENT BACK IT UP! HE HATES FAT JOE, BUT WHEN CALLED OUT TO SCRAP HE JUST TALKS ABOUT MONEY, WHEN HE WAS CALLED OUT BY THE GAME FOR A ONE ON ONE HE RANKED OUT!! YOU SO BAD ASS 50 WHY YOU DONT SETTLE YOUR STREET PROBLEMS! THE PUBLIC SEES THIS IN 50 AND HAS TURNED THERE BACK ON HIM!!

  • me

    show the kids how to feed them selves sir

  • Nkanyezi

    i don’t like his music these but just to hit that “like” button i will do. just to feed the hungry kids. it’s really not that hard to do so. you other cats, stop hating at what he’s tryna do and like his page. it’s not like he’s asking for you to donate $50, but press a button.
    get the fuck outta here with your hating.

  • Nkanyezi

    i don’t like his music these but just to hit that “like” button i will do. just to feed the hungry kids. it’s really not that hard to do so. you other cats, stop hating at what he’s tryna do and like his page. it’s not like he’s asking for you to donate $50, but press a button.
    get the fuck outta here with your hating and selfishness.

  • busyp

    it got a bad response because it just seems like a scam. he promoted it so poorly i had no idea it was even an energy drink i thought ‘Street King’ was literally the name of the program he was doing to feed kids.

    at the end of the day he’s capitalising on poverty and using it to sell his energy drink, that’s more fucked up than anything.

    • $yk

      How do you promote helping someone who’s less unfortunate poorly? Wake up fam…PEOPLE AIN’T BITING BECAUSE IT’S 50…IF IT WAS JAY IT WOULD BE NO PROBLEM…

      THIS IS A HATER ISSUE NOT A 50 THING..THAT MAN ADDRESSED THE UN…EITHER LIKE THE PAGE OR STFU…I’VE BEEN MAKING MAKING MY PEOPLE “LIKE” THE PAGE SINCE SATURDAY…

  • WTF

    How many times have we fallen for this? Help feed a hungry kid in Africa? First, there’s hungry kids here in THIS country. Second, when I see the efforts that they make all I see is those kids eating rice! $1,000,000 of rice? Nigga please!!!!!! They pocket that shit. Maybe not the celebrity, but somebody is!

  • $yk

    Word is BOND a lot of y’all are LOST…a Blackman said he wants to help other Blacks and y’all offer EXCUSES…DO YOU QUESTION RED CROSS? YOUR CHURCH FOOD DRIVE? Your regional government representatives?

    50 Cent says he wants to do something…AND LOOK AT Y’ALL YAPPING AND TALKING QUICK FAST…YOU are the problem…NOT HIM…

    “oh, it’s just promo”…DAK FUK YOU THINK THEM SANTA’S ARE OUT THERE DURING THE HOLIDAYS? Caucasians BEEN capitalizing off of AFRICA…GOLD…DIAMONDS…COFFEE…LAND…da fuk is wrong with y’all?

    AND YOU KNUCKLEHEADS…HOW IS HE CAPITALIZING OFF OF HIS ENERGY DRINK WHEN THE FACEBOOK PAGE “LIKE” IS FREE?

    Y’ALL FALL FOR THE BULLSHIT BECAUSE WHEN IT’S “THE MAN” YOU DON’T QUESTION IT…BUT WHEN IT’S A BROTHER YOU’RE SKEPTICAL…

    • fo life

      @$yk I agreed with you until the race card was pulled. I do not like 50cent’s music, but I will liked the page because of the positive cause. Many people on hear just dont like 50 so they choose to not support what he does weather good or bad not because hes a brotha. If lil wayne, jay-z, eminem did something similar it would be supported to the fulliest! If Vanilla Ice did the same it would be shot down as people would assume hes trying to back in the spotlight. People support whos hot now no matter if it makes sense. Its sad because i believe 50cent is doing a great deed!!

  • OG

    How many nigga u know gonna do this, Africa has been starving since i was a kid, and now i have kids, africa is still starving…? Regardless to the fact that not alot of ppl make donations or sponsor a child their, 50′s plan is still in action to feed another hungry mouth. If you can look a child dieing from starvation, in the eye and walk away, you are not human.. if you dont like the drink, dont drink it, if you a “tight ass” make a fb page up be a man and like the damm link.

  • Ericthanigga

    Fiftyfuck is making money out off starving African children like a dirty jew.

    Shame on you

  • Disciple

    If one doesn’t have it to give, then that’s okay; you don’t have to come down on someone who is trying to do something. I think it has been said already why 50 cent may be asking, but I think the deeper thought is; you may be missing the chance of your life. When you stand before the Lord one day, and when it is asked; why didn’t you feed me? Don’t say: when dddddddid I not feed thee? You know the truth; “when you do unto the least of these you do unto me”. God gives you various opportunities, even through this circumstance to do what is right. You may have read the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man. I gather, hell is no place to be. Everyone is going to spend eternity someplace; it is during this life one will realize or not; where their place will be. God loves you, so do I bro.

    • No one you need to know

      Sorry I think God is going to sit this one out, infact I think he has been sitting it out ever since he “created the earth”

  • http://janetrosemanning.com janettheartist

    Fifty, dont listen to those idiots, especially the last hater.
    WOW, the nerve of some people. they dont realize how genuine you are with all your efforts. Someone you drop their ASS out in the middle of no where to fen for themselves. Give them a taste of reality.
    The nerve of some people.
    Fifty, keep doing what you do. You said it..”Let them hate and watch the money pile up”
    I’m so proud of you. 50, what your doing is incredible

  • ARussell

    At least he is thinking of someone other than him self. Social media is just the new fundraising tool. It does not cost a thing to click “like”. We click it for absolutely no reason at all when instructed to do so by some person or buisness that is not doing anything for anyone. Is it that difficult to help a person pay if forward. I have been on the side of not being able eat everyday and I a college educated american. If I faced hardship what in the world do you think a poor child in Africa has had to face. If you can’t help then just ask god to help you do better and help when you can, but keep you negative mouth off of someone who is doing more than you are. Nutbrain

  • http://NUN SMOKE

    FOR THE KID MAN ___ANYTHING,, ILL LOVE THE FUCK OUT THT SHIT

  • devon

    people sense disingenuous behavior!! this is a calculated move. if he had done it at the height of his career maybe… but with everything he’s been doing to draw attension to himself cause he ain’t selling records… this just seems like the latest thing. and that’s not hating. that’s real talk.

  • http://Facebook.com/edgarperez Edgar

    Its NOT sold in a variety of stores, I’m all for the cause but when I got to the gas station or the convinient stores I never see it.. I went to GNC and found it here in Shreveport L.A. but that shit was $6 for 2 bottles.. WTF. I dont mind the cost, but I no the tax dont sit right.

  • neo

    When all is said and done, you know them by their actions.

  • Brawler

    We are all entitle to our own opinion so here is mine.
    Here we have someone who is trying to feed hungrey children. It is not that complicated. I think that anyone who helps another person should be commended not ridiculed. No matter if there is another motive or not. This company is at least taking the initiative to help another human being. I think everyone who has a negative comment needs to sit back and reflect and ask themselfs when did they last help someone. We need more people like 50 to step up and try to do the right thing. Lets work together to help these children.

  • shattattack

    What ya’ll dont realize is 50 could have went and done anything with his money….and he chose something good to help people publicity or not its the recognition that counts dumbasses

  • Bill Davis

    No shit Fuk u 50 why don’t u sell ur house on cribs and feed some kids you stupid dusch
    Your mom really should have swallowed

  • No one you need to know

    Even if he is doing it for promoting himself or getting money for himself his music is good either way, and a lot of the hate is just people following others, but he is actaully more skilled them A LOT of other artists. He hasn’t died in his career because “The Big 10″ and “Street King Energy” Albums which are very recent are probably one of his best I’ve heard. HE does have a few tracks which I can’t even listen to but nearly all of them are good. To be honest it does seem like he is doing this to get money for himself but the charity would have been taken down by now becuase they DO get checked, so he is actaully helping people out one way or another.

  • No one you need to know

    Think about it he could of just sold the drinks without the charity part, I mean he has doen that already with his water he could of done the same for this.

  • Simona

    This man (50 cent) has always been an irrelevance in the grand scheme of things, and of little value except to those who like infantile, misogynist rap posing as entertaiment.
    His blatant attempt to indulge his bank balance at the expense of some of the poorest people on the planet is not just a simple embarrassment – it is a disgusting example of the worst traits of human nature, and as such, is a clear indication of the greedy nature of this execrable and unpleasant little man.

  • Keon

    Why are you criticizing him for doing something good? Sure he has lots of money and he buys a lot of luxuries but he’s actually doing something for the better. So many rappers don’t even consider feeding the poor and 50 is wanting to do something good with his business by feeding starving people. And y’all seem to put the good part aside and say “50 should sell his house, he has tons of money and now he just wants more.” Like why are you guys so cynical? And then y’all go out and say “Oh, there are not enough rich people giving to the poor.” 50 Cent is a great example of a smart businessman with a charitable motive behind his business ventures and we should be supporting him, not judge on how much wealth he has gained. 50 I salute you for doing a good deed.

  • DLOUPO

    THIS DONEY ON A DIET