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A&E developing variety series starring 50 Cent

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Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is going to sip Bacardi like he’s currently developing a new television project for A&E Networks.

The network announced Thursday that 50 Cent will host and produce a new variety show, tentatively titled 50 Cent Presents, featuring the rapper, actor, and entrepreneur curating a roster of comedians, musicians, and artists for sketch comedy acts, performances, reality experiments, dance numbers, and more.

“I grew up watching variety shows and am excited to put my own spin on the format,” said the rapper in a statement. “I hope everyone is ready to bring their talent forward, I want to show the world the best of the best.”

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Aside from his successful music career, which saw the rapper notch four singles atop the Billboard Hot 100 between 2003 and 2009, 50 Cent has appeared in films alongside Melissa McCarthy (Spy) and Jake Gyllenhaal (Southpaw). He also currently stars on the Starz drama Power, set to return for a third season this summer.

A premiere date for 50 Cent Presents has yet to be announced.

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