Justin Bieber is on rapper 50 Cent’s list of celebrities he wants to enlist in a fundraising effort to help feed African children. He’s also hoping to get Lady Gaga, Drake, Usher and other celebrities on board as well.
According to a report from Digital Spy, 50 Cent has launched a line of energy drinks under the name Street King. The proceeds from the sale will help feed impoverished African children. Now 50 Cent wants to get other celebrities to endorse the drinks in the hope that even more money can be raised.
“It sold out, the first 4,000 shipments in stores in like, 50 states, is sold out… and I was being conservative, because of the actual pre-orders, I was actually able to feed 2.5 million [on Wednesday] and I already have interest expressed by other a bunch of people like Usher, Justin Bieber, Lady GaGa, Drake… so we’re looking forward to building bigger and better things,” 50 Cent said in a recent interview.
Justin Bieber is already known for his charitable contributions, so it is pretty likely that he’ll be willing to get involved with this fundraising effort. Right now the Biebs is supporting Pencils of Promise–providing education for children in impoverished countries. This isn’t the first fundraiser for 50 Cent either. In addition to his Street King proceeds for African children, he provides grants to low-income communities through his G-Unity Foundation, and he also supports the AIDS charity called LIFEbeat.
Do you think Justin Bieber will sign on to help 50 Cent’s charity? Do you suppose he will try to get girlfriend Selena Gomez involved as well? Celebrities like Justin and Selena Gomez often fail to recognize the pull they have with the young people of this generation. If they will lend their names to worthwhile projects like this one, other young people might look for ways that they can help out as well.
It will be interesting to learn what Justin Bieber and his manager have to say about him becoming involved with 50 Cent’s charity. If Justin has his way, it’s probably already a done deal.
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