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50 Cent States That Occupy Wall Street Influenced SK’s Business Model


50 Cent gives fans the details on how the Occupy Wall Street protests helped his energy drink Street King’s business model. 50 Cent’s music made him the star he is today, but his business ventures is what made him into a household name.

In a recent interview with Billboard, 50 Cent explains how he created the Street King energy drink and what inspired him to do it.

50 Cent states that he began to develop the drink around the time the Occupy Wall Street protests were taking place. He says that watching the protests helped him realize that he should donate half of the Street King’s proceeds to the United Nations World Food Program.

“When I was developing the market for Street King, there was a lot of protesting going on – Occupy Wall Street, L.A. and Chicago, all those different places,” he recalled. “It was really visible how people felt major corporations didn’t actually care about them. It felt like the right thing to do.”

50 Cent also discussed his single “My Life” featuring Eminem and Adam Levine. The single will be featured in his upcoming album, “Street King Immortal.”

“I’m happy with the first record,” he said. “Early in my career, I said something positive about Maroon 5 and Adam happened to hear it and never forgot it.”

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