A new TV show from 50 Cent based on Hushpuppi, a Nigerian Instagram user and con artist who was found guilty of fraud and given an 11-year prison sentence by a US court, may be in the works shortly.
50 Cent, real name Curtis James Jackson, announced the series on social media. The 47-year-old rapper is also a successful television producer who has created a number of highly viewed programmes. Continue reading to learn more about the change.
50 Cent Announces Series on Hushpuppi
The rapper said on Instagram on November 9 that Hushpuppi will soon be the subject of a television show. With the caption, “For my scammers I had do this one, Hushpuppy series coming soon,” he shared a picture of the renowned influencer. I don’t miss GLGGreenLightGang. #lecheminduroi #gunitfilmandtv #bransoncognac
Some Nigerian fans even requested that the rapper put them in the programme as a result of their conflicting reactions to the revelation. We don’t want No to be Black Panther if a Nigerian isn’t portraying the part, one user remarked.
Before the performance, another person said, “You need go to Nigeria and stay for a month and soak up the culture and learn about Him!” With a third one in the works, I simply wish Hushpuppi will be replaced by a biographical series about one of our successful, honest, and industrious young people in Nigeria.
Hushpuppi has been Sentenced to 11 Years in Jail
Ramon Abbas, as Hushpuppi, gained notoriety by boasting about his opulent lifestyle to his more than 2 million followers on Instagram. The influencer was detained in Dubai, however, in 2020 after it was discovered that he had laundered money from numerous sources, primarily Americans.
He was extradited to the US, where he entered a guilty plea last year, to stand trial there in July 2020. The con artist was given an 11-year prison term in addition to a $1.7 million reparation judgement from a California court. Hushpuppi will finish serving his nine-year sentence after serving two years in prison already.
The official court document stated that Abbas used his social media platforms to gain notoriety and to boast about the enormous wealth he had amassed through engaging in business email compromise scams, online bank heists, and other cyber-enabled fraud that financially destroyed a large number of victims and helped the North Korean regime.
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50 Cent has Produced Several Hit Television Shows
Television is nothing new for 50 Cent. The rapper-turned-producer began his career on television with the 2014 premiere of the highly successful series Power. He continued with Power Book II: Ghost and Power Book III: Raising Kanan, the show’s spin-offs. He began production on BMF, a crime drama, in 2021.
It was revealed in January 2022 that 50 Cent is the sole producer of the top three television programmes in Black households nationwide. The rapper disclosed last year that he is developing a television series based on Snoop Dogg’s 1993 murder trial.
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The story “Murder Was the Case” is amazing. Snoop was battling for his freedom in court while releasing the biggest album in the nation. The only way to experience this breathtaking journey is via G-Unit Film & Television. I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Snoop to make it a television show. Curtis said at the moment, “#GLG.”
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