Thursday, June 19, 2008

50 Cent "amazed" by Mandela

There's a meeting for our times: 50 Cent meets up with Nelson Mandela:

US rapper 50 Cent has described his recent meeting with Nelson Mandela as “amazing”.

The rapper met with the former leader of South Africa during a brief tour of the country earlier this year.

"It's amazing" said Cent; "he's done hard jail time and has worked on stuff with the Spice Girls and Annie Lennox, but he's not done a single deal to leverage his brand across the key sneakers-and-vodka markets."

Oh, alright, Cent was impressed to meet the Mandelas for all the right reasons - it saves having to bother with bloody books:
"I've been enlightened in a lot of different ways," 50 Cent said, talking about his tour.

"To have someone directly involved give me information was exciting. You know, I learn faster hands-on than I do from reading books,” he said.

“It's exciting to be in a position where people [of the Mandelas' stature] will actually take the time out to explain these things to me."

Is it just us, or does the impression Cent give off here is of a man who hasn't quite followed what it is that he was being given enlightening information about, but knew that it was quite important?