50 Cent Says He’s Making An ‘8 Mile’ Tv Series & Has Gotten The OK From Eminem: I Think It Should Be For His Legacy
It looks like 50 Cent has big things in store for Eminem.
During a recent interview on Real 92.3’s Big Boy’s Neighborhood, the rapper-turned-television executive spoke about his upcoming projects in tv/film, and revealed that he is creating an ‘8 Mile’ television series.
50 Cent said,
“I’m gonna bring [Eminem’s] 8 Mile to television…We in motion.”
“It’s gonna be big. I’m working. I ain’t got no duds. I’m batting 100.”
When asked if he had to convince Eminem to get on board and give the series his blessing, 50 Cent replied,
“I think it should be for his legacy.”
“It’s important to me that they understand it. When [Steve] Stout would say ‘the tanning of America’ because America’s listening to Black music, right? And it’s really the culture losing its color for everybody to feel like they can enjoy it and appreciate it. Because they see someone who’s accepted and respected and it makes them a part of it also.”
When asked about the plot for the 8 Mile tv show, 50 Cent says the series will be a “modern version.”
“Think Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The new version of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. I want to be able to show and offer a lot more details. Things that you would say in an interview or different things that you’ve already used that you put out there and stuff like that. You’ll see those things kind of surface in the temperament of the characters.”
8 Mile stars Eminem in his film debut, which contains autobiographical elements from his life. The film is centered around his character B-Rabbit’s attempt to launch a career in hip hop through the local Detroit battle rap scene.
8 Mile was a critical and box office success. It opened at No.1 in the US with $51.3 million grossed in its opening weekend and an eventual total of $242.9 million worldwide. The movie’s soundtrack was also a commercial success, being certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
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