50 Cent Takes Interest In Kentucky Derby Festivities With “The 50 Cent Derby Takeover”


(AllHipHop News) When you are 50 Cent and you’re playing with money, albeit “fake” money on IG, you have the option to toy with different ideas and industries that interest you.

50 Cent’s newest potential venture could be horses as the Queens bred rapper is set to host a Louisville stationed Derby Eve Party in anticipation of the Kentucky Derby on May 6th.

50 will host “The 50 Cent Derby Takeover” starting at 11pm and working its way into the early hours of the morning at Club Liv on West Liberty Street in Louisville. The party will feature several DJs, celebrities and food vendors.

The G-Unit camp will also be on deck for this one, as Young Buck is scheduled to make an appearance along with three renowned DJs.

Guests will be treated to the sounds of DJ E-Feezy (The Wolf of South Beach), DJ Fresh, (Rich Homie Quan’s DJ) and DJ Slikk, who will be a part of what promoters are calling the “Main Event.”

While Horse Racing isn’t the most popular sport in Hip-Hop, according to the Kentucky Derby’s website, “the history of the Kentucky Derby and African-American horsemen are intertwined.”

“The Derby and Churchill Downs owe a great deal to these men who helped shape America’s greatest race. Thirteen of the 15 riders in the first Derby were African-American, while African-American reinsmen won 15 of the Derby’s first 28 runnings,” the website reads. “The 11 African-American jockeys rode a total of 15 Derby winners between 1875 and 1902.”

The NAACP and the Lincoln Foundation honored those horsemen in 1980 with a plaque commemorating the occasion, which is now in the Kentucky Derby Museum’s collection.

In addition to the aforementioned acts, a list of celebrity guests will be released in coming weeks.

The party is expected to last from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.