INDIANAPOLIS -- Rap superstar 50 Cent feels confident his home state team, the New York Giants, will beat the New England Patriots at the Super Bowl Sunday, and he's willing to bet on it. In an exclusive Yahoo! interview, the artist born Curtis Jackson explained why he responded to a wager proposed by another hip-hop star, Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan "Baby" Williams. "Baby had said he had $5 million on the Patriots," 50 explained while sitting in the trailer backstage of the Bud Light Hotel in Indianapolis. "I just think he was just passionate about the Patriots winning and just said that. I don't think he actually would bet $5 million." 50 said he was okay gambling $1 million since he won $500,000 in another recent bet.
In January, he won $500,000 when the Giants became the NFC champions. "It would just be risking what I won the first time," he added.
50 said rumors of his involvement in another Super Bowl-related bet were untrue. Reports claimed that the New York rapper would post a nude photo of himself on Twitter if the Giants lost. He said the confusion stems from an indecent proposal made online by a fan.
"No. This is what happens on my Twitter," he said. "When people say really crazy things, I say, 'okay.' I don't say anything else. I just say, 'okay' so my fans can see the crazy things people say to me because they don't pay attention to what they're saying; they only pay attention to my response.”