Last week, Vitamin Water was sold to Coca-Cola inspiring many to announce that Curtis “50” Jackson just got a whole lot more rich by simply having his stock sold as the company was acquired (check out that story by CLICKING HERE). Well, in a stunning and not so stunning turn of events, the company that owns Vitamin Water; Glaceau released this statement.
While 50 Cent and many other world re-known celebrities have very lucrative and fruitful partnerships with our brand, any report stating personal figures of ownership in our company are erroneous at this time. Glaceau and Mr. Jackson have a deal in place that grants him partial ownership in his own brand. Both parties remain excited about the future of our relationship.
ProHipHop.com believes the story was erroneously reported and said, “(Our) best guess has been that this is planted news from 50 Cent’s camp which worked perfectly. AllHipHop runs the claim in a hip hop news item, it’s immediately reprinted on all sorts of discussion boards and the like, gradually becoming disconnected from its origin and taking on a life of its own. As happened this weekend.”
Not to say that anyone made this up, but regardless, this is how the story got out of hand.
In the meanwhile, if you haven’t checked out the Curtis album sampler, you can do so by CLICKING HERE.