50 Cent Plans Zimbabwe Tour

Mogul 50 Cent is close to finalizing details that will landhim on an international tour of Zimbabwe.Although the nation has been dealing with several severe crisis problems in the realms of public health and living standards,Zimbabwe’s tourism department has made a concerted effort to woo popular artists such as 50 Cent and Beyonce in hopes on bolstering foreign tourism.According to Tongai Mnangagwa, a representative of Longcash Entertainment, the rapper is himself planning to make the tour a tourist trip.”He indicated to us that besides the show, he would love tovisit some of our top tourist destinations,” Mnangagwa told the Herald newspaper. “He will spend at least three days in country.”Since his smash 2003 debut *Get Rich or Die Tryin’*, 50 Centhas made several trips to the African continent. In 2004, the Queens native toured Nigeria. Last year, 50 toured Tanzania, South Africa, and met with Nelson Mandela to discuss Apartheid and current issues facing Africa.The proposed 2009 tour marks 50’s second attempt to reach Zimbabwe. During his aforementioned Africa tour last year, 50 Cent was unable to fit in two last minute Zimbabwean dates.If agreed upon, the tour will commence a little over one month after the release of 50’s anticipated fourth studio album/film Before I Self-Destruct. At press time, the repeatedly delayed LP is due outFebruary 3.

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